Stories From 2017
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.
Xiang Explores the Evolutionary History of Dogwood Diversity
With flowering dogwoods in full bloom, NC State’s Jenny Xiang takes time out to discuss her research to understand more about the intriguing evolutionary history of its genus.
CALS Student Scientists Dance – With Research
CALS students push themselves beyond traditional science classes, and in turn, find fresh perspective and a much-needed outlet for stress relief and creative thinking.
Study IDs Ways to Encourage ‘Refuge’ Planting, Slowing Resistance to Bt Crops
A study finds a shortfall in the amount of “refuge” cropland being planted in NC – increasing the rate at which crop pests evolve the ability to devour genetically engineered Bt crops.
Student Spotlight: Five Questions with Brock Deatherage
Baseball season — that beloved harbinger of spring — is in full swing, and CALS student Brock Deatherage is front and center for the Wolfpack.
Project Aims for New and Better Cover Crops
NC State University’s Chris Reberg-Horton is among collaborators in a nationwide project to develop new and better cover crops.
Kathariou Elected to American Academy of Microbiology
Sophia Kathariou, NC State professor of food science and microbiology, has been named a fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology.
Breeding a Better Stevia Plant for the Southeast
At NC State University, scientists are working on something sweet, experimenting with ways to improve a plant that yields a sweetener known as stevia.
Program Builds Leaders for North Carolina Agriculture
With farmers making up only 2 percent of the population, James Lamb believes it’s more important than ever for them to let the public know about agriculture. That’s just one of the reasons he devoted 50 days over two years to a program aimed at preparing agricultural leaders for North Carolina.
Five Things To Know About Farm Animal Days 2017
Maybe you’re a longtime Farm Animal Days expert. Maybe you’ve already picked your date and registered online (though you don’t have to register in order to attend), and all that’s left is to decide whether you’ll try roping a cow right away, or go straight for the free Howling Cow ice cream.