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animal science club milk booth at the state fair

Oct 25, 2023

Check Out CALS at the Fair

From the Food Science Club and Howling Cow ice cream to the Animal Science Club's milk booth, check out how NC State's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences helped make this year's North Carolina State Fair the best day ever! 

Olivia Mabe with her cow at the State Fair

Oct 11, 2023

Show Time at the State Fair

On this episode of the Farms, Food and You podcast, hear from CALS junior Olivia Mabe, who will be showing her halter-trained heifer at the North Carolina State Fair. Learn what makes a prize-winning cow and why you and your family should take a break from the rides, games and fried treats to check out the exhibition. 

Crowds at the N.C. State Fair

Oct 11, 2023

Ag Adventures at the State Fair

From youth organizations to student clubs, learn where you can find CALS and NC State Extension at the North Carolina State Fair. 

Crowds at the N.C. State Fair

Oct 19, 2022

The North Carolina State Fair: Fall’s Favorite Tradition

The North Carolina State Fair celebrates a long history of showcasing and promoting the state’s agriculture, agribusiness, arts, crafts and culture. Discover the fair’s rich history and what’s new this year. 

An aerial shot of the North Carolina State Fair at night

Oct 12, 2022

The North Carolina State Fair, So Happy Together

Once again, it's time for the North Carolina State Fair. On this episode of Farms, Food and You, we’ll hear from North Carolina Agriculture Commissioner and NC State University alumnus Steve Troxler to talk all things State Fair. 

Oct 20, 2021

The Anatomy of a Giant Pumpkin

Brandon Huber, NC State alumnus, and Ricardo Hernandez, associate professor, share some of the science behind growing giant pumpkins that are displayed each year at the North Carolina State Fair. 

Nov 14, 2019

Behind the Scenes: Milking at the Fair

NC State student Maddie Kuwada provides a unique look at the Animal Science Club's milking booth at the NC State Fair. 

Wolf shaped stress toy next to a cup of ice cream

Oct 4, 2019

Rolling Out the 2019 Howling Cow State Fair Flavors

Have you seen the list of new foods at the N.C. State Fair this year? Well, thanks to NC State University Provost Warwick Arden and Dean Richard Linton, NC State Howling Cow Ice Cream has TWO special deliveries. 

Student with child milking a cow

Oct 10, 2018

Only the Fair-est: Capture CALS’ Fair Spirit And Win

Capture and share CALS’ fair spirit this year, and you could win a prize. 

NC State CALS Prestage Department of Poultry Science's Poult Pickup

Jun 20, 2018

It’s “Cheep”: Poults (And Future State Fair Contenders) For NC Youth

Last week, parents, teachers, Extension workers and kids from across the state flocked to CALS' Poultry Teaching Unit to pick up baby turkeys – called "poults" – they hope to raise into prizewinners at the annual NC State Fair.