Stories From Apr 2017
Students Challenged to Design Incredible Edible Cars
Foods like protein bars, a sausage link, carrots and cookies became car parts in the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering’s annual Edible Vehicle Design Competition.
Extension Clinic Helps Beekeepers Protect Their Colonies
As news continues to grow about problems faced by honey bees, NC State Extension is using the latest science to help beekeepers assess one of the most important factors in their colonies’ success — the health of their queens.
Student Spotlight: Hall Aspires to Lend a Hand for N.C. Agriculture
Junior soil science student Lane Michael Hall knows what he wants to do — to help North Carolina agriculture — and is busy getting it done.
New Program Fosters Collaboration Between Students and Industry
A new undergraduate scholars program in the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering will give students the opportunity to work outside the classroom on real-world problems.
New Program Addresses the Business of Farming
A new Executive Farm Management Program – offered through a partnership between NC State and East Carolina University – aims to help North Carolina farmers effectively lead complex organizations and compete on a global scale.
A Tree’s Life: Easy Citizen Science for Healthier Trees
Red maple trees have important jobs to do – and so could you, if you happen to have one in your yard and just a few minutes to spare each year.
Despite Rain, Farm Animal Days Delights
Each spring CALS throws open the barn doors to thousands of area school children, teachers and families for a unique hands-on experience with agriculture.
Plants Enrich the Economy and People’s Lives
Springtime is gardening time in North Carolina — and time to celebrate the value that plants bring to people’s lives.
AgPack Strong: An Unexpected Path to Success
Wesley Wilson never imagined he’d be president of a company by age 29. Find out how CALS helped guide him toward a career he loves.
Extension Specialist Addresses U.S. House Ag Committee
NC State’s Guido van der Hoeven tells members of the U.S. House of Representatives’ Committee on Agriculture that current tax laws create impediments for farmers who’d like to retire as well as for people who’d like to enter the profession.