Stories From 2021

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Sep 18, 2021

STEPping Up Phosphorus Research

NC State Soil Fertility Specialist Luke Gatiboni took over a longtime study that relied on traditional research technologies and methods. But as of last week, that work is set to get amplified at nearly every level.

Sep 13, 2021

Quesada-Ocampo Picked for ‘40 Under 40’ Honor

An NC State expert on plant diseases is honored for building a research and extension program that meets growers’ needs.

Sep 9, 2021

New NSF Center Will Advance Phosphorus Sustainability

A new interdisciplinary center will advance ambitious goals to reduce phosphorus dependence — with the support of a five-year, $25 million grant.