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Year: 2021

Janis McFarland Internship Endowment

Dec 21, 2021

New Syngenta-funded Internship Endowment to Strengthen CALS Students’ Regulatory Knowledge, AgTech Leadership

Janis McFarland was both surprised and honored as leaders from NC State and Syngenta named an internship endowment in her honor during a recent celebration. 

Randy Canady, Founder and CEO of Atticus

Dec 3, 2021

Forever Forward

Leading entrepreneur and NC State alum Randy Canady was born to move forward. True to form, he is helping advance the N.C. Plant Sciences Initiative. 

Adrian Percy

Nov 17, 2021

N.C. PSI Report: Progress Inside and Out

We are well into the Fall 2021 semester, and the NC State Plant Sciences Building is now about 90% complete. Our new headquarters for the N.C. PSI is  on track for dedication on April 12 next year. 

Bob Winston

Nov 16, 2021

Shrinking Footprints

Hospitality industry giant Bob Winston supports the N.C. Plant Sciences Initiative to make agriculture more sustainable and to enrich lives through advanced research and innovation. 

Shana McDowell Headshot

Nov 14, 2021

Exploring New Avenues

Shana McDowell was using data science to fight COVID-19 and HIV. Now she’s fighting hunger and food waste as a Ph.D. student enrolled in the Ag Data Science certificate program. 

Dr. Yencho with Sweetpotatoes

Oct 29, 2021

Protecting Our State’s New Rural Cash Crop

The true profit potential of sweetpotatoes has been held back by an aggressive and invasive pest. NC State’s Craig Yencho will lead a $5 million grant-funded project to fight it. 

Mark Hoffmann, assistant professor and small fruits extension specialist

Oct 29, 2021

Propagating Grower Success

Mark Hoffmann will lead a $5.3 million project to develop new indoor and outdoor propagation technologies for America’s strawberry nursery industry. 

Hackathon Group at work

Oct 25, 2021

If Hillsborough Street glowed a bit brighter recently, it might have been from the collective mental energy focused on NC State and USDA-ARS’s first Agricultural Technology Hackathon. 

Ryan in a Combine

Oct 20, 2021

Ryan Heiniger’s Journey to NC State

A NC State alumnus finds his passion as a scientist and manager of the official variety testing program. 

Khara Grieger, NC State assistant professor and extension specialist

Oct 8, 2021

NC State Faculty Member to Co-lead Knowledge Transfer Efforts for New $25 million Phosphorus Research Center

Khara Grieger will co-lead Knowledge Transfer efforts between researchers and stakeholders for NC State’s new $25 million NSF STEPS Center.