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Family standing in front of farm equipment

Jul 17, 2018

AgPack Strong: A Family Affair

Ag Institute grad Jeremiah Jones raises Animal Welfare Approved free-range hogs; grows and processes his own feed; operates a non-GMO soybean processing facility for local farmers and is president of the North Carolina Natural Hog Growers Association. We caught up with Jeremiah and his wife Jessica (also a CALS grad) to learn more about their family farm and why they love what they do. 

Head shot of Amelia Wilson

Jun 29, 2018

Student Spotlight: An Enriching Step on the Path to Dental School

A master of nutrition student in the Department of Food, Bioprocessing and Nutrition Sciences, Amelia Wilson visits a local Head Start center to educate children and their parents about dental health. It’s all part of her goal to become a dentist. 

NC State Ph.D. student Lisa Montefiore

Jun 27, 2018

Student Spotlight: Data Analytics and Vulnerable Estuaries

Biological and agricultural engineering Ph.D student Lise Montefiore uses tools within data analytics to identify which estuarine ecosystems are most vulnerable to global and local change. 

Four flasks containing tiny brine shrimp

Jun 26, 2018

Fish Food

CALS postdoc Karen O’Connell studies the best ways to grow microalgae to feed tiny brine shrimp that could be the base of the food chain for higher-value farm-raised fish. 

Left to right, Chancellor Randy Woodson, Cassius Williams, Libby Godwin and Trent Ragland at the Godwin Red Torch Award dinner.

Jun 25, 2018

An Acclaimed Career

CALS alumnus Cassius Williams was honored recently for his long record of volunteerism and support of the university with the 2018 Jerry and Elizabeth Godwin Red Torch Award. 

Bill Aimutis in a lab

Jun 22, 2018

Aimutis Tapped to Lead N.C. Food Processing Innovation Center

An R&D expert with more than 30 years of experience in corporate and academic settings, Bill Aimutis has been named director of the North Carolina Food Processing Innovation Center (FPIC), a one-of-a-kind enterprise housed in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. 

BAE student Carrie Sanford

Jun 18, 2018

BAE Student Selected for ACC Fellowship Program

Carrie Sanford, a student in the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering (BAE), was selected for the Atlantic Coast Conference Academic Consortium (ACC AC) Fellows Program in Creativity and Innovation. 

NCSU CALS Applied Ecology Professor Martha Reiskind

Jun 12, 2018

How To Break Barriers In Science: Applied Ecology’s Martha Burford Reiskind

Research assistant professor Martha Burford Reiskind noticed that her Ph.D. students felt isolated as they worked on their dissertations. So she started the #45_15 Group, meeting weekly to combine dissertation writing and discussion. Topics range from research interests to professional challenges faced by the mostly female group. 

CALS Agroecology student Eliza Hardy

May 29, 2018

The One Who (Almost) Got Away

Eliza Hardy’s great-great-great grandfather, Perrin Busbee, was NC State’s first football coach. When it came time for college applications, CALS was Eliza’s top choice – until her application was first deferred, then wait-listed. Her path to CALS? Complicated. 

Mark Sorrells (left) of Golden LEAF presents a check to Robert Elliott and Beth Wilson for the Soldier to Agriculture program.

May 23, 2018

Golden LEAF Grant Bolsters Soldier to Agriculture Program

A recent $150,000 grant from Golden LEAF breathed new life into the Soldier to Agriculture Program, an intensive five-week course that is the first of its kind to provide agricultural training for transitioning veterans on a military base.