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Katherine Drake Stowe with family at CALS Tailgate

Mar 13, 2023

Stowe Leads Soybean Research, WolfPack Alumni and Two Budding Farmers

A CALS education helped prepare Katherine Drake Stowe to lead a soybean consortium and serve as president of the NC State Alumni Association. 

Maggie Short holds cigar wrapper leaves from one of her research plots

Nov 23, 2022

Looping Back To Tobacco

Doctoral student Maggie Short is working with NC State Tobacco Extension Specialist Matthew Vann to develop nitrogen and potassium fertility recommendations for cigar wrapper leaves.  

Tobacco field

Nov 8, 2022

CALS Alumnus Helps Introduce New Tobacco Crop in North Carolina

Jimbo Eggleston helped farmers start growing Connecticut Broadleaf tobacco in North Carolina and Virginia through his role as a leaf buyer at Hail and Cotton. 

Jul 15, 2019

Tobacco Tour Field Day

Tue 7/23 9 AM – 3 PM Upper Coastal Plain Research, 2811 Nobles Mill Pond Rd, Rocky Mount, NC 27801, USA Register online 

Men standing around a table during a management case study.

Sep 20, 2018

Executive Farm Management Program Expanding in 2019

An Executive Farm Management Program that started in North Carolina is expanding to the entire Southeast. 

Tobacco seedlings in a greenhouse

May 2, 2017

Organic Tobacco: Better Ways to Get Off to a Good Start

Interest in organic tobacco farming has been growing in recent years, and at NC State University, researchers are taking the guessing game out of one of the most important steps in production: how best to fertilize seedlings. 

Nov 25, 2015

Tobacco referendum passes by wide margin

North Carolina tobacco growers voted overwhelmingly Nov. 19 to continue a self-assessment that raises funds to support tobacco-related research and extension efforts of NC State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. 

Feb 5, 2015

Collins Endowment receives $1 million from Altria

NC State University programs in support of the tobacco industry have received a significant boost with a recent $1 million donation to an endowment at the university. On Nov. 14, Altria, one of the United States’ largest tobacco corporations, presented a $1 million check to the Dr. William K. Collins Tobacco Agronomist Position in Research, Teaching and Extension Endowment, in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at NC State. 

Apr 30, 2014

Tobacco program endowment honoring Collins announced at CALS foundations spring meeting

The April 23 joint meeting of the N.C. Agricultural, Dairy and Tobacco foundations in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences brought good news for the CALS tobacco program. During the groups’ luncheon at the N.C. State University Club, a memorandum of understanding was signed between Dr. William K. Collins Sr. and Ann T. Collins and the N.C. Tobacco Foundation Inc. to create the Dr. William K. Collins Tobacco Agronomist Position in Research, Teaching and Extension Endowment. 

Jul 5, 2013

YOU DECIDE: What ails North Carolina’s economy?

The North Carolina economy is really two economies, urban and rural. N.C. State University economist Mike Walden explains why this urban/rural divide may be the greatest economic challenge the state faces.