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Eleanor Spicer Rice, CALS alum, author and ant expert

Apr 12, 2018

CALS Book Club: Explore The Secret World Of Insects

Dr. Eleanor’s Book of Common Ants: This behind-the-scenes look at the lives of ants by entomology alumna Eleanor Spicer Rice and Applied Ecology Professor Rob Dunn won coast-to-coast acclaim in… 

CALS alum Archie Griffin on the family farm.

Apr 12, 2018

From Israel to Little Washington: Archie Griffin Is #AgPackStrong

One of only five researchers in the world named as 2018 Nuffield International Farming Scholars, Crop and Soil Sciences alumnus Archie Griffin will take his agricultural research from Israel to Brazil — and back to the family farm in Little Washington. 

New NC State Ag Agent Maddie Ciszewski Cherokee

Apr 12, 2018

Working With The Tribe: New Ag Agent Maddie Ciszewski

Maddie Ciszewski graduated from CALS in 2017 and started her new job as an agricultural Extension agent in Cherokee — the only Extension office in the state that works directly with the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. 

CALS' Tin Phan

Apr 12, 2018

Developing Wisdom For Med School: Tin Phan

Tin Phan is a Goodnight Scholar who volunteers for multiple nonprofit organizations, serves on student councils for global health and Operation Smile — and still finds time to coach the youth-development soccer team he co-founded with his brother. 

NCSU CALS Dean Richard Linton

Apr 12, 2018

From The Dean: “…Where The Strong Grow Great”

For this issue of CALS Magazine, we decided to turn the lens to our work in rural communities, from the Blue Ridge Mountains to the Currituck Sound. 

Apr 12, 2018

Labor Intensive: Extension Agent Andrea Gibbs

With the birth of her first baby weeks away, Extension Agriculture Agent Andrea Gibbs is still on the job covering 1,000 square miles of farmland — more than an hour from the nearest hospital. 

CALS Animal Science Major David Cox from Sparta in Freedom of Experession Tunnel NCSU

Apr 12, 2018

This Is Sparta: One Rural Student Fights To Return Home

Students from rural areas face a unique set of challenges, from access to test preparation to culture shock on campus. Some work their way to college as the fast track out of country life. Others, like Alleghany County native David Cox, are fighting to go back and stay. 

CALS student Selena Ibarra at Hickory Nut Farm in Buncombe County.

Apr 12, 2018

From Factory Floor To First-Generation College Student

From teenage packing plant worker to animal science student and mentor, Sampson County’s Selena Ibarra is a first-generation college student who refused to quit. 

New CALS Entrepreneurship series of classes

Apr 12, 2018

Real-World Problems, Meet Your Solutions: CALS’ New Entrepreneurship Series

Aspiring agribusiness entrepreneurs now have three new CALS courses focused on bringing ideas from concept to commercialization. A serial agribusiness developer wanted to know whether an oyster farm on a… 

Food Science Student Mario Lopez in Army Uniform, Korea 2004

Apr 12, 2018

I Am CALS: Army Officer (and Food Science Senior) Mario Lopez

Seventeen years after completing basic training and working his way up to warrant officer, Mario Lopez got a new assignment from the U.S. Army: enroll as a first-year student in the Department of Food, Bioprocessing and Nutrition Sciences at CALS.