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N.C. Plant Sciences Initiative

a brother and a sister in a field with a tractor

Nov 7, 2022

Tradition Meets Innovation

Fueled by their father’s passion for agriculture, Ruthie and DJ Stokes are keeping a family promise: do what you love. The fourth-generation farmers have found common ground in supporting producers back home and feeding a growing population. 

N.C. PSI faculty in a field in front of a large machine

Oct 27, 2022

Lab Rats to Field Mice: The N.C. Plant Sciences Initiative’s Inaugural Backroad Tour

22 N.C. PSI faculty were brought out to the fields of North Carolina to hear from growers and commodity board leaders about the grand challenges they face in agriculture. 

A male undergraduate student presenting a poster in a field

Oct 6, 2022

Connecting Field and Lab with an Eye Toward Extension

Internships with NC State Extension and the N.C. Plant Sciences Initiative help Duncan McSorley explore a career as an Extension specialist, following in his grandfather's footsteps. 

Rocio Davila with plants doing research

Oct 5, 2022

Entomology Grad Student Participates in First Regulatory Science Internship Program

Rocio Davila spent her summer interning with the USDA-FAS to develop pesticide legislation for Central America's agriculture industry. 

a man standing at a podium

Jul 12, 2022

NC State Plant Breeding Research Fueled by Stuber Professorship

Ramsey Lewis, whose research primarily focuses on tobacco genetics and breeding, has been awarded the Dr. Charles W. Stuber Sr. and Marilyn M. Stuber Distinguished Professorship in Plant Breeding. 

Ignazio Carbone, Terri Long and Amy Grunden in greenhouse

Jun 30, 2022

Terri Long Appointed N.C. PSI Education and Workforce Development Platform Director

Terri Long will join the North Carolina Plant Sciences Initiative as the platform director for Education and Workforce Development. 

Postdoctoral researcher Lisa Van den Broeck looks into a microscope while STEPS Center director Jacob Jones watches on by her side..

Jun 17, 2022

STEPS Center Tackles Full Scope of Phosphorus Sustainability

Headquartered at NC State, the Science and Technologies for Phosphorus Sustainability Center is discovering and developing ways to recycle phosphorus, make our food system more efficient, and protect the environment from waste. 

NC State University Plant Sciences Building

Apr 19, 2022

Four International Agribusiness Titans Commit to Collaborative Work in NC State University Plant Sciences Building

Bayer, BASF, SAS and Novozymes have agreed to collaborate with NC State University researchers at the new Plant Sciences Building, a leading-edge facility at the heart of the university’s N.C. Plant Sciences Initiative. 

NC State University Plant Sciences Building

Apr 11, 2022

Media Advisory: NC State to Dedicate Plant Sciences Building

Join NC State, donors and friends for a special dedication program featuring guest speakers, a ribbon-cutting, tours and a reception with light refreshments. 

Plant Sciences Building

Apr 5, 2022

Building Dedication Marks Milestone for N.C. Plant Sciences Initiative

The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences will dedicate the NC State University Plant Sciences Building on Tuesday, April 12, 2022, at 11 a.m. The event is free to attend, and the public is invited to join state officials, university leaders, donors and friends to celebrate this exciting milestone for the N.C. Plant Sciences Initiative.