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A man wearing a white hard hat at the construction site of the new N.C. PSI building.

Jan 18, 2021

PSI Profile: Geoff Bock, Interim Director of Operations

One of the first people tapped with turning the N.C. Plant Sciences Initiative vision into a reality was CALS alumnus Geoff Bock. Hired in 2016 as the project manager, Bock now also serves as the interim director of operations. 

Man with drone flying over farm field

Dec 8, 2020

Initiatives to Make N.C. Agriculture a $100 Billion Powerhouse

Three major NC State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences initiatives aim to transform agriculture and agribusiness. 

silos in the background of a farm

Aug 24, 2020

For the Next Agricultural Revolution, Look to the Microbiome

A national task force led by scientists with NC State ties says the plant microbiome could be key to unlocking the agricultural revolution needed to feed a fast-growing world population. 

William Culpepper Family

May 27, 2020

Generational Generosity Supports Agribusiness Breakthroughs

Growing up in Rocky Mount, Bill Culpepper planned to go back home after graduation, but the Vietnam War and his introduction to agribusiness changed his plans and his life. Now, he and his family -- three generations Wolfpack strong -- are making a significant gift to the N.C. Plant Sciences Initiative to support future agribusiness breakthroughs. 

Man filming two children indoors, digging into a bucket of soil.

Apr 24, 2020

Bringing Science Home

Plants4Kids provides K-5 students with easy hands-on experiments they can do at home. 

Closeup photo of a bunch of tulips about to open

Feb 14, 2020

Long-Lasting Freshness

For longer-lasting flowers and fruits, thank NC State’s Sylvia Blankenship and Edward Sisler, 2020 inductees in the National Inventors Hall of Fame. 

Sep 6, 2019

Gaining Ground

A ceremonial groundbreaking at NC State marks a new chapter in the university’s efforts to accelerate plant-related research, train the next generation of plant scientists and help farmers put problem-solving discoveries to work.   

Four stakeholders, pounding stakes into the ground with rubber mallets

Sep 5, 2019

NC State’s Plant Sciences Building: What People Are Saying

Excitement is building as NC State University ceremonially breaks ground on its Plant Sciences Building on Sept. 6. Here's what elected officials and leaders at NC State and in agriculture are saying. 

Clusters of people talking outside the Plant Sciences Building

Sep 5, 2019

Media Advisory: NC State to Break Ground on Plant Sciences Building

The world-class facility will help NC State accelerate plant science discovery, talent development and applied solutions to feed, clothe and fuel a growing population. 

Scientist in a greenhouse with soybeans in a greenhouse

Aug 5, 2019

Routing Drought

USDA-ARS plant breeder and geneticist at NC State helps soybean farmers overcome drought as they push for higher yields.