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CALS Magazine Four new department heads

Oct 25, 2017

CALS Behind-The-Scenes: Visionary Leadership

We write a lot about our great faculty and students here at CALS — but out of the public eye, our staff and administration grow talent and opportunities on campus and across the state. Here’s a glimpse into the strategic thinking of our four new department heads and their grand vision for what's next. 

Oct 25, 2017

The Dean’s Round Table: Facing The Future

CALS Dean Richard Linton gathers a panel of experts on industry, public policy, food processing, farming and more to discuss and debate what may lie ahead for North Carolina and for CALS itself. 

At NC State's CALS, student with chick at Poultry Science Summer Institute

Jul 31, 2017

Taking Poultry Science to the CEO Suite

Poultry Science is more than how to raise a chicken. Professor Kim Livingston and her colleagues have a vision for the department’s future — and one of the cornerstones is this week's Poultry Science Summer Institute. 

Graduate student Grayson Walker

May 12, 2017

Fighting Salmonella: Grayson Walker

Grayson Walker Graduate student, Poultry Science B.S., Poultry Science, CALS 2015 Grayson Walker got to work trying to eradicate salmonella bacteria in poultry when he was an undergraduate in CALS.… 

CALS Agricultural Institute student Roman Lawrence.

Jan 10, 2017

Student Spotlight: Roman Lawrence Learns To Lead

Poultry Science major Roman Lawrence credits his experience in the Agricultural Institute with helping him overcome his former shyness. 

CALS student Susan Jones, a poultry science and agricultural education double-major in the lab testing eggs.

Nov 9, 2016

The One Who (Almost) Got Away

A junior double-major in poultry science and agricultural education, Susan Jones is now a CALS Ambassador representing the college. And we were one paragraph away from losing her. 

Peter Ferket, Interim Head, Prestage Poultry Science

Nov 7, 2016

CALS Names Interim Head of Prestage Poultry Science

Dr. Peter Ferket will serve as the interim head of the Prestage Department of Poultry Science, effective January 1, 2017. 

NC State student shows young boy a chick.

Apr 15, 2016

Farm Animal Days: Connecting Agriculture and Education

NC State University's annual Farm Animal Days lets area children experience agriculture up close and hands on with the guidance of CALS experts. Field days are important because agriculture is crucial to the North Carolina economy – and more than two-thirds of that contribution is generated by farm animals. 

Close shot of a turkey in poulty building with white feathers.

Feb 8, 2016

Extension helps spread word about avian flu threat

With authorities on high alert for avian influenza this fall and winter, North Carolina Cooperative Extension reached out across the state with educational programs aimed at helping owners of backyard poultry flocks keep the virus at bay. 

Brittany Whitmire and Andy von Canon with their dog on their farm.

Sep 20, 2015

Business and Busy-ness

Andy VonCanon and Brittany Whitmire call their family farm near Brevard “Busy Bee” – and what a fitting name it is. The two keep bees and raise cattle, turkeys and forage crops, all the while holding busy off-farm careers in agriculture. He’s a College of Agriculture and Life Sciences alumnus who teaches high school agriculture, and she’s the new dairy economist with the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service at NC State.