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Pam Marrone alongside Dean Richard Linton as she receives her Distinguished Alumna award in 2021

Jan 14, 2022

Sustainable Ag Leader Names Test Plot in Support of N.C. Plant Sciences Initiative

The success of Distinguished CALS Alumna Pam Marrone’s biopesticides depended heavily on test plots. Now she’s naming a test plot in her family’s honor to support the N.C. Plant Sciences Initiative. 

From left to right: Vern Hawkins, Janis McFarland, Richard Linton, and Steve Lommel

Dec 21, 2021

Syngenta Internship Endowment to Strengthen Students’ Regulatory Knowledge and Leadership

Janis McFarland was both surprised and honored as leaders from NC State and Syngenta named an internship endowment in her honor during a recent celebration. 

Randy Canady, Founder and CEO of Atticus

Dec 3, 2021

Forever Forward

Leading entrepreneur and NC State alum Randy Canady was born to move forward. True to form, he is helping advance the N.C. Plant Sciences Initiative. 

N.C. PSI supporter Bob Winston

Nov 16, 2021

Shrinking Footprints

Hospitality industry giant Bob Winston supports the N.C. Plant Sciences Initiative to make agriculture more sustainable and to enrich lives through advanced research and innovation. 

Ph.D. student Shana McDowell

Nov 14, 2021

Exploring New Avenues

Shana McDowell was using data science to fight COVID-19 and HIV. Now she’s fighting hunger and food waste as a Ph.D. student enrolled in the Ag Data Science certificate program. 

Craig Yencho gives a presentation at a recent field day

Oct 29, 2021

Protecting Our State’s New Rural Cash Crop

The true profit potential of sweetpotatoes has been held back by an aggressive and invasive pest. NC State’s Craig Yencho will lead a $5 million grant-funded project to fight it. 

Khara Grieger co-leads Knowledge Transfer efforts between researchers and stakeholders for NC State’s new $25 million NSF STEPS Center.

Oct 8, 2021

NC State Faculty Member to Co-lead Knowledge Transfer Efforts for New $25M Phosphorus Research Center

Khara Grieger will co-lead Knowledge Transfer efforts between researchers and stakeholders for NC State’s new $25 million NSF STEPS Center. 

Luke Gatiboni views his soil fertility research plot at the Tidewater Research Station

Sep 18, 2021

STEPping Up Phosphorus Research

Luke Gatiboni took over a longtime study relying on traditional research technologies and methods. That work is about to get amplified at nearly every level. 

Richard and Marcia Reich celebrate their support of the N.C. Plant Sciences Initiative

Sep 14, 2021

Deeply Rooted

The concept of extension struck a chord with Richard Reich early on. Now Reich and his wife, Marcia, honor NC State Extension - and their family - by supporting N.C. PSI. 

A portrait of Jacob Jones, Jacob Jones, director of the STEPS Center and professor of materials science and engineering at NC State

Sep 9, 2021

New NSF Center Will Advance Phosphorus Sustainability

A new interdisciplinary center will advance ambitious goals to reduce phosphorus dependence — with the support of a five-year, $25 million grant.