Stories From 2021

Aug 11, 2021

New Genomics Facility to Elevate NC State’s Plant Science Research

The global plant science community will soon have a new focal point for plant genetics and genomics research: the NC State University Plant Sciences Building. Learn how its new satellite Genomic Sciences Lab will help elevate our science.

Aug 1, 2021

Fulfilling Dreams

After NC State CALS alumnus Dale Bone passed away, his wife, philanthropist Genia Tyson Bone, carried on her husband’s long and storied legacy of giving by naming a NC State Plant Sciences Building test plot in her husband’s honor.

Jul 26, 2021

Power of Plants: Ph.D. Student Imani Madison

From studying cell differentiation in plants to building an inclusive community for plant biologists, NC State’s Imani Madison is making a difference.

Jul 21, 2021

An Uncommon Thread

Hunt recently enrolled in the Ag Data Sciences Certificate program. So far, it’s proving to be the perfect complement to her studies, her field research, and her career goals.

Jul 21, 2021

Peter Daniel: An Advocate for Agriculture and Public Service

A longtime supporter of N.C. agriculture and NC State has moved to the N.C. Association of Health Plans, but that doesn’t mean he’s stepped away from the industry he served for four decades.

Jul 20, 2021

One-on-One With Farm Bureau President Shawn Harding

N.C. Farm Bureau President Shawn Harding discusses his farming experience, the Farm Bureau’s priorities and today’s agricultural challenges.

Jul 12, 2021

Finding a Happy Medium

Roshni Panwala was taking regulatory science courses in agriculture to satisfy electives for her dual major in the political and agricultural sciences. It wasn’t until she took her fourth such class that she learned she was just one course shy from earning the only certificate of its kind in the nation: the Regulatory Science in Agriculture Certificate. The program and its classes were more than an excellent fit for her unique dual major. They were stepping stones to a regulatory science career in the agricultural field.

Jul 2, 2021

CALS Researcher Awarded NSF Grant to Study Activation Domains

Associate Professor Ross Sozzani is one of the principal investigators on a new NSF grant to study activation domains on Arabidopsis plants. This $3.4 million project is a joint research collaboration between NC State, Duke, and UC Berkeley – and is expected to pave the way for new gene editing techniques in agricultural crops.

Jul 2, 2021

Filling the Blanks in Regulatory Science

Jessica Vigna, a state regulatory manager leading a small team at Adama, is taking elective classes in the graduate-level Regulatory Science in Agriculture certificate program: the first and only program of its kind in the United States. We connected with Vigna for an industry professional’s perspective on the value of these unique regulatory science classes.

Jun 22, 2021

Partner Profile: North Carolina Vegetable Growers’ Association

The North Carolina Vegetable Growers' Association started in 1977 to improve and promote the state’s vegetable industry. With more than 2,000 commercial vegetable grower members, they advocate for the industry and work to help make it more sustainable and profitable. With their longstanding relationship with NC State and Extension, they became early supporters of the N.C. PSI.