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Jul 13, 2010

VetPAC is the go-to guide for pre-veterinary students

The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences’ strong pre-veterinary program just got stronger -- with the launch of VetPAC, the Veterinary Professions Advising Center.

Jul 28, 2010

A Land-Grant Gem

The College’s Agricultural Institute celebrates 50 years as a defining part of the university’s mission — and the ‘perfect fit’ for thousands of students.The Agricultural Institute offers nine academic programs leading to an associate of applied science degree, ranging from agribusiness management to landscape technology. It's now one of the United States’ largest associate-degree-granting programs at a four-year institution offering agriculture degrees.

Aug 20, 2010

Sibling Excellence

When the two-day International Poultry Scientific Forum held its Student Award of Excellence competition, two graduate students from N.C. State’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences were among the competitors making oral and poster presentations of their research. In fact, while one of the students was making her poultry science research presentation, in a nearby session the other student simultaneously was presenting her food science research to a team of judges.

Sep 9, 2010

Grad student’s grafting research creates an ideal tomato plant

Growing up alongside the plants in his parents’ greenhouse business, Cary Rivard knew exactly what he wanted to study in college. Plant pathology was a no-brainer for Rivard, but it wasn’t until an internship at the Center for Environmental Farming Systems and a serendipitous pairing with plant pathology professor Dr. Frank Louws that cemented his interest in vegetable production and led to a ground-breaking research project.

Aug 12, 2010

Agricultural law course makes students firsthand witnesses to the law in action

Ron Campbell, a lecturer in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, believes that exposing students to the law is one of the best ways to teach it. That’s why his new course, Advanced Agricultural Law (ARE 495), doesn’t take […]

Aug 12, 2010

CALS landscape design students bring ‘Fantasy Croquet’ to Wilson Botanical Gardens

The Wilson Botanical Gardens is now home to a whimsical bamboo sculpture created by landscape design students in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Will Hooker, CALS horticultural science professor of landscape design, led his HS 400 studio class […]

Aug 12, 2010

VetPAC is the go-to guide for pre-veterinary students

The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences’ strong pre-veterinary program just got stronger — with the launch of VetPAC, the Veterinary Professions Advising Center. First there was HealthPAC, the Health Professions Advising Center, created in 2006 in the College to […]

Aug 11, 2010

Color commentary

Faculty voices paint picture of the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering's 75-year impact.

Aug 17, 2010

‘Kannapolis Scholars’ spend summer at N.C. Research Campus

While many people were packing in food and family time during the holiday weekend, six students from universities across North Carolina were busy unpacking at their new home for the summer: the N.C. Research Campus. They are the first crop of “Kannapolis Scholars.”

Aug 11, 2010

Horticulture students learn through PLANET

For 20 years, N.C. State University horticultural science students have made a strong showing at a national landscape industry competition – PLANET student competitions -- and along the way they’ve raised nearly half a million dollars to support their travels.