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Oct 14, 2019

Bringing Industry, CALS Admins and Poultry Extension Together at Turkey Industry Days

What's the meaning life? We can't say for sure, but we do know one thing: gathering industry, administration, alumni and researchers is one of the things poultry Extension does best. 

Caroline Scarlett and Laura Jessup holding champion banners

Oct 4, 2019

They Are the Champions: Turkey Show Tips From the Girls Who Know

Cooler weather? N.C. State Fair? Youth Market Turkey Show? They're all on their way! If you're showing a turkey, supporting our youth or new to it all, get ready with tips from 2018's winning showers. 

Christina Sigmon in her lab with her safety award plaque

Sep 26, 2019

Christina Sigmon’s Good Habits Lead to Better Safety – and a CALS Award

Over the summer, Christina Sigmon, a Research Technician in Robert Beckstead's lab, won a CALS Excellence in Safety award, but while the award is new, Sigmon's commitment to safety is anything but. Read how she keeps it safe, simply! 

Stephanie Ward in front of a projection screen

Sep 20, 2019

Big Data, Big Ideas: FAI Symposium Addresses Future of Animal Agriculture

The FAI's first International Symposium on Precision Systems and Data Analysis in Animal Agriculture brought data and animal scientists together to showcase technologies that'll help meet the challenge of feeding a growing world population. 

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Sep 18, 2019

Distinguished and Outstanding Alumni Honored

CALS celebrates its distinguished and outstanding alumni award winners for 2019. Richard Reich and Keith Shoemaker are honored for their contributions to agriculture in North Carolina and beyond. 

Robert Beckstead

Aug 27, 2019

Beckstead Talks Turkey (Diseases, That Is) With Poultry Health Today

An ounce of prevention is worth more than a pound of cure. Robert Beckstead talks disease prevention with Poultry Health Today. 

Rooster at the NC State Fair.

Aug 26, 2019

The Do’s and Don’ts of Backyard Poultry Farming

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Greer Arthur, Global Health Program Specialist at NC State’s College of Veterinary Medicine. As of July 12, 768 people in the U.S. have been infected with Salmonella, a group of bacteria that live in human and animal intestines and can often be found in poultry, raw meat, eggs and… 

Taken inside the feed mill, a person holds a tablet with the AR experience loaded. There are other students gathered around a map of the Feed Mill and on the screen you can see the AR experience on the mat.

Aug 15, 2019

An Inside Look at Feed Milling: Bringing Augmented Reality to Distance Education

Two faculty members and a team at DELTA are leveraging augmented reality with a grant to level the learning field for Feed Milling distance education students and immerse learners in new perspectives. 

Matthew Warren with his NACTA award certificate

Jul 29, 2019

Teaching with Passion: Grad Student Wins NACTA Teaching Award

A passion for life - and teaching. Matthew Warren wins NACTA recognition for his graduate student teaching. 

Kelly Brannan in orange coveralls crouching in a hen house

Jul 25, 2019

On the Farm with Kelly Brannan: Alum Supports Research in Salisbury

Kelly Brannan works for NCDA&CS, but she's definitely part of the PDPS family. Read how this two-time alum describes how her work makes research happen.