Stories From 2020

Aug 3, 2020

PDPS Celebrates Spring 2020 Award Winners and Graduates

While the spring semester may seem like a long time ago (blame COVID-19), and the fall semester is just around the corner, PDPS is celebrating the students who persevered through upheaval and graduated in May. We hope to welcome our […]

Jul 29, 2020

Chancellor’s Innovation Fund Supports Six Promising Projects

This year’s Chancellor’s Innovation Fund winners are working toward safer treatments for human and animal health, novel manufacturing methods for toilet paper, lightweight car frames and synthetic fuel.

Jul 21, 2020

The Future of North Carolina Agriculture

Farmers are the backbone of North Carolina’s $92.7 billion agriculture and agribusiness industry. What opportunities do industry leaders see as keys to a successful future? And how are NC State Extension and research helping position them to make the most of those opportunities? Learn more in the latest episode of Farms, Food and You.

Jul 17, 2020

All About Ammonia: New Research Could Improve Human Health and Animal Ag

Ammonia and myostatin have a complex relationship. Understanding it could help people with liver disease and poultry producers get more meat to more people. That's where Emily Miramontes comes in.

Jul 7, 2020

The State of North Carolina Agriculture

North Carolina’s agriculture and agribusiness industry remains a powerhouse, generating about one-sixth of the state’s income and jobs. In the latest episode of Farms, Food and You, hear more about a recently released industry snapshot and hear what farmers and others have to say about the state of the industry today.

Jun 29, 2020

Tackling Global Health with Virtual Reality

A DELTA Grant project developed in collaboration with Assistant Professor Andy Stringer and the College of Veterinary Medicine will allow veterinary students to explore global health challenges, diverse farming practices and cultural contexts in virtual reality.

Jun 18, 2020

Faculty Focus: Ferket Works with Companies to Improve Poultry Health and Growth

Peter Ferket has spent more than 30 years working with many companies in the poultry, feed and allied industries to improve poultry health, nutrition and production efficiency.

Jun 17, 2020

Farmworker Health and the COVID-19 Pandemic

Farmworkers are essential to our lives. During the COVID-19 pandemic, their work hasn’t stopped. Learn more about the risks they face and what NC State Extension and others are doing to help lower those risks.

Jun 2, 2020

The AFNC’s Next Phase: Vivien Lettry Takes Over Project Coordination

PDPS recently welcomed Vivien Lettry as the Research Project Coordinator/Manager for the AFNC. She'll coordinate research projects and help guide the AFNC into its next phase.

May 26, 2020

Honoring a Legacy: Andrea Rubio Receives First Award in Honor of Dr. John Thomas Brake

A memorial endowment set up by the late Dr. John Brake's family honors his legacy and helps fund graduate student education. Andrea Rubio, the first recipient of the memorial graduate award, shares her journey.