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John Radcliff (left) and John Holshouser (right) of JTI

Feb 23, 2022

JTI Partners with N.C. PSI to Advance Sustainability and Innovation in Agriculture

JTI Leaf Services has been a longtime partner of NC State in research, teaching and extension. Now they’re a partner in sustainability and innovation through the N.C. Plant Sciences Initiative. 

a young woman standing in a garden

Dec 9, 2021

Amanda Lay-Walters: Sustainability in Small Fruit Production

After being named a Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS) Fellow, Amanda Lay-Walters is seeking to improve farming systems and make them more sustainable. 

A portrait of Jacob Jones, Jacob Jones, director of the STEPS Center and professor of materials science and engineering at NC State

Sep 9, 2021

New NSF Center Will Advance Phosphorus Sustainability

A new interdisciplinary center will advance ambitious goals to reduce phosphorus dependence — with the support of a five-year, $25 million grant. 

Three students surrounded by vegetables

Aug 24, 2021

Agroecology Club Works With Education Farm to Navigate COVID-19

At the beginning of the pandemic, NC State’s Agroecology Education Farm, where members of the Agroecology Club spend time volunteering and learning, completely shut down, leaving members to decide on a new way to keep the club connected. 

Man leaning against a fence post, with grain bins in the background.

Feb 9, 2021

PSI Profile: Chris Reberg-Horton, Platform Director for Resilient Agricultural Systems

The North Carolina Plant Sciences Initiative's platform director for resilient agricultural systems shares thoughts on the position, the initiative, agriculture and NC State. 

A man standing in field with hills in the background

Nov 5, 2020

Raising Protein and Produce With Aquaponics

Since graduating from NC State in 2013, CALS alumnus Ashton Thompson has focused on sustainability in food production. 

Hands making wolfpack sign

May 20, 2020

Goodnight Scholars to Join CALS

Four new students will explore their interests in biochemistry, sustainable agriculture, plant biology and horticulture, with support from a full-tuition scholarship. 

Students in the distance on a farm

Feb 7, 2020

Agroecology Students Build Sustainable Food Forest

The Agroecology Education Farm at NC State has an exciting new project taking root, which will offer long-term opportunities for students and the NC State community to learn about the sustainable cultivation of fruit trees. 

Woman presenting on stage

Feb 3, 2020

FoodCon: Celebrating the Food and Agribusiness Community

FoodCon brings together students, community members and business professionals who share a common interest in the sustainable food industry. 

Chris Reberg-Horton and Steven Mirsky, co-leaders of a $10M sustainability grant examine an autonomous ag data collection robot.

Nov 12, 2019

$10M Grant to NC State, USDA-ARS to Advance Cover Crops, Transform Agriculture

Chris Reberg-Horton, a professor in Crop and Soil Science, will co-lead a five-year, $10 million grant to improve the sustainability and profitability of agriculture by advancing the study and use of cover crops such as rye, clover and radishes.