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students in health and safety gear listen to a guide in a poultry processing plant

Dec 11, 2019

Teaching and Learning Beyond Campus: Poultry Processing

Pat Curtis and Rasha Qudsieh think outside the box when teaching PO433/533. From field trips to baking, students applied what they were learning. Learn more about how moving beyond the lecture impacts students. 

Lake Wheeler farms with Raleigh skyline in the distance

Dec 2, 2019

NC State‚Äôs Lake Wheeler Road Field Lab: A Living Laboratory

The Lake Wheeler Road Field Laboratory is one of NC State’s gems — it’s a living laboratory for real-world research, teaching and extension outreach. Learn more from Natalie Hummel of NC State’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. 

Chancellor Randy Woodson, Dean Richard Linton and USDA ARS Administrator Chavonda Jacobs-Young talking near a Plant Sciences Building display

Dec 2, 2019

Partner Profile: The USDA Agricultural Research Service

USDA Agricultural Research Service Administrator Chavonda Jacobs-Young is no stranger to the long partnership between NC State and the agency. The partnership benefits farmers and others in North Carolina and beyond, she says. 

Young woman judging an FFA event

Dec 2, 2019

What FFA Taught Me as a Young Woman in Agriculture

As we celebrate 50 years of women in FFA, CALS students share how FFA and their agriculture teachers shaped them into the young women they are today. 

Woman smiling with her hand out to dog. In the background, a big red barn, tractor and chicken.

Nov 13, 2019

Veterans on the Farm

Two former military couples use their North Carolina Farm School experiences to introduce other veterans to opportunities in farming. 

Pastured Poultry graphic title image

Oct 31, 2019

Poultry ASA Margaret Ross Contributes to USDA Grant: Pastured Poultry Videos Now Online

Imagine - you want to start a backyard chicken flock. You see a perfect Extension workshop, but it's four hours away in another county. Don't despair! Now you have another way to learn: NC Choices webinars. 

smartphone in front of a field

Oct 29, 2019

Interpreting the Growing Field of On-Farm Data

How farmers are capturing — and using — data to boost crop yields. 

A young boy shows his turkey to a judge

Oct 24, 2019

Poultry Extension Kicks Off N.C. State Fair With Youth Market Turkey Show

When you think about the N.C. State Fair, what comes to mind? Is it turkeys? We hope it's turkeys! For many in PDPS, that's it exactly - turkeys, and specifically, the Youth Market Turkey Show (YMTS). 

white turkey hen standing on grass

Oct 17, 2019

Just For Fun: Behind the Scenes at a Turkey (Photo) Shoot

It's North Carolina State Fair time! The Youth Market Turkey Show is tomorrow morning and youth from across the state will make their turkeys - like the one featured here - stars! 

Oct 16, 2019

Summers Spent on the Frontlines of Global Health

The 10-week projects are head-first dives into pressing global issues, funded in part by a generous donation from the Randall B. Terry, Jr. Foundation in support of student global health research. With help from mentors, students create detailed research…