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Student Spotlight

A young woman and man hold hands ina field with a tractor behind them

Feb 12, 2020

Love Grows on NC Farms

Lindsey Tyson grew up riding on tractors in Spring Hope, North Carolina. For five generations her family has farmed 150 acres, including a mix of chickens and row crops. Now she's about to take her turn at the wheel. 

Young man standing outside

Feb 3, 2020

My Degree ‘Opened Doors for Me’

Student Caleb Beavers shares advice to prospective students and how earning his Agricultural Business Management degree has opened doors for him. 

NC State student Serene Ahmad

May 8, 2018

Outstanding CALS Grad: Serene Ahmad

Serene Ahmad jokes that “senioritis” has set in full-force. It’s no wonder the accomplished student is ready for a break – her NC State career is packed with scholarly achievements and extracurricular activities. 

CALS student Abby Whitaker with a cow

May 4, 2018

Student Spotlight: Passion for Ag Turns into Life Calling

Outstanding CALS grad Abby Whitaker was confident four years ago that CALS was the place to pursue her passion for agriculture, and today she’s surer than ever. 

Two ballerinas posing

Apr 2, 2018

Student Spotlight: From Ballet to Bioprocessing

After a 20-year career in ballet, Elice Kitchen-McKinley hung up her pointe shoes to embark on a new journey at NC State -- a career in bioprocessing science. 

Becky Poole and her faculty mentor Dr. Daniel Poole investigate the impact of protein supplementation on immune response in steers suffering from a disease called fescue toxicosis.  

Feb 5, 2018

Student Spotlight: A Passion for Teaching and Learning

As she studies a disease that threatens the reproductive abilities of cattle, Becky Poole hopes to help farmers keep their herds healthy. 

CALS students Harrison Walker, Luke Stancil and Victoria Pender standing on steps

Oct 25, 2017

Not Your Ordinary Summer Internships

Whether on Capitol Hill or at the North Carolina General Assembly, three exceptional CALS students had once-in-a-lifetime experiences. 

Horticultural Science student Amy Arnold

Sep 6, 2017

Student Spotlight: An Artist with a ‘Passion for Plants’

Meet Amy Arnold, the student behind the prize-winning illustration on this year's special-edition CALS Alumni and Friends t-shirt. 

Portrait of state FFA officers

Jun 19, 2017

State Officers Reflect on Leadership, Legacy and Their ‘FFA Family’

Six CALS students will retire this week from what they describe as the rewarding, exhausting and ultimately life-changing experience of being a North Carolina FFA officer. 

AGI student Charlie Goode

May 25, 2017

Student Spotlight: Hitting it Out of the Park with AGI

Charlie Goode dreams of being a groundskeeper at a major league stadium. And his experience in the Agricultural Institute (AGI) helped put him a big step closer.