Stories From 2020

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.

May 21, 2020

How Long Can Viruses Survive in a Dead Body?

Ancient diseases, dead bodies, and why some viruses are tougher than others.

May 5, 2020

Online Graduate Certificate Leads Student Closer to Her Master in Poultry Science

Ashley Gernat will graduate in May with her Feed Science graduate certificate. The online certificate helped her get started on her M.S. in Poultry Science, which she will continue working toward after graduation.

Apr 29, 2020

Yoder on State Food Supply Chain Group

Mike Yoder of NC State Extension and Allen Boyette of NC State Facilities have joined North Carolina’s frontline effort to address food production and distribution issues during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Apr 20, 2020

Is Six Feet Enough? Sometimes, Maybe

As part of a continuing series of conversations about COVID–19 Prof. Rob Dunn sat virtually with Prof. Linsey Marr, Prof. Matt Koci, and Prof. Jack Gilbert to chat about the six feet rule.

Apr 20, 2020

“Passionate about serving community and industry”: Jonas Asbill Joins Poultry Extension

A lot has changed since December, when Dan Campeau retired. In the midst of alternative work arrangements in response to COVID-19, we're happy to welcome Jonas Asbill, our new poultry Area Specialized Agent.

Apr 9, 2020

Student, Alum, New Staff: Lisa O’Quinn Knows the Pack Inside and Out

We asked Lisa O'Quinn, our new CEU Research Technician what it's like to start a new job during COVID-19. She's got a unique perspective: she started out as an NC State student, graduated into our alumni family and then came back to work with us!

Apr 9, 2020

From Raleigh to Djilor: Dannica Wall and Poultry Farming in Senegal

CALS SAIGE hosted NC State Ph.D. (Poultry Science) student Dannica Wall for an eye-opening presentation on her time spent in Djilor, Senegal. Wall went abroad through Farmer to Farmer, a USAID-funded program that works to increase agricultural productivity and sustainable farming practices, and strengthen existing institutions.

Mar 31, 2020

Johnston County 4-H Count Chickens and Facebook Views

The closing of all North Carolina schools because of the coronavirus put a damper on many class projects across the state, but in Johnston County, an innovative 4-H agent took the program in a new direction.

Mar 30, 2020

Koci Helps Keep COVID-19 Facts Straight With Snopes

Matt Koci, a professor in the Prestage Department of Poultry Science with expertise in virology and pathogens, recently weighed in on COVID-19 for an article on Snopes.com.