Stories From Feb 2017
Student Spotlight: Ag-Adventurer Christina Harvey
Senior Christina Harvey has packed her time in CALS as full as possible. Her goal? A farm of her own.
Student Spotlight: Serving Local Communities in Big Ways
Graduate certificate program student Shahnee Haire serves local communities through her work as a regional public health educator and founder of a youth development organization.
Project Aims to Eliminate ‘Ugly’ Sweet Potatoes
Dr. Mike Boyette and grad student Amber Tsirnikas are on a mission to help farmers grow better (more attractive) sweet potatoes. Their efforts could boost the industry in a big way.
Faculty Focus: Julieta Sherk Wins Fulbright Award
Julieta Sherk will head to Mexico next fall as a J. William Fulbright Global Scholar in Science and Technology. Learn more about her passion for landscape design as a vehicle for social change and improved community development.
Online Master of Nutrition Program Nabs Top National Ranking
For the second year in a row, NC State’s online Master of Nutrition program ranked No. 1 on a list of the country’s top programs by BestColleges.com.
‘Visionary Gift’ to Bolster Plant Breeding Program
A new endowment – and allied challenge initiative – from Drs. Charlie and Marilyn Stuber will fuel the future of plant breeding at NC State.
Curtis to Return to NC State as Poultry Science Head
Dr. Patricia Curtis, an expert in poultry and egg processing and product technology, has been appointed head of NC State University’s Prestage Department of Poultry Science.
“Greater Good” Award to Boost Sweet Potato Research
A plan to shed more light on the complicated genetics of the sweet potato has garnered two NC State University scientists an Agricultural Greater Good Initiative Award from the genomics company Illumina.
Eye on the (Butterfly) Future
Ph.D. student Elsita Kiekebusch is studying how climate change affects a butterfly population, in hopes of aiding conservation.
Economists Share 2017 Outlook at Ag Development Forum
Dr. Mike Walden discussed some of the key economic goals of President Donald Trump’s new administration, while Dr. Blake Brown focused on the outlook for North Carolina’s farmers.