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PJ Bogdan


Jun 24, 2022

Welcome Home: NC State Plant Sciences Building

Take a tour of the N.C. Plant Sciences Initiative’s state-of-the-art headquarters and discover how it will help launch agricultural research—and our state’s economy—into new frontiers. 

Dr. Jean Ristaino stands next to potato plots in the backyard of Down House, Charles Darwin’s home.

Mar 29, 2022

Plant Science Pioneer Fights Late Blight of the Past and Future

Jean Ristaino has made history by tracking late blight’s origins, and she is making history again by fighting future late blight outbreaks as a scientist with the N.C. Plant Sciences initiative. 

Adrian Percy

Mar 27, 2022

N.C. PSI Report: The Final Countdown

The NC State University Plant Sciences Building is nearing 100% completion, and N.C. PSI's multidisciplinary team of researchers will soon be moving in. 

Goodnight Distinguished Professor Cranos Williams

Mar 22, 2022

Cranos Williams Named Goodnight Distinguished Professor

NC State faculty member Cranos Williams was recently named a Goodnight Distinguished Professor in Agricultural Analytics by the College of Engineering (COE) and College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS).  

David and Mary Peele

Mar 8, 2022

In Memory of Mary

David and Mary Peele named a greenhouse in the NC State Plant Sciences Building to honor Mary’s love of horticulture. After Mary passed, David named a second greenhouse to honor her. 

John Radcliff (left) and John Holshouser (right) of JTI

Feb 23, 2022

JTI Partners with N.C. PSI to Advance Sustainability and Innovation in Agriculture

JTI Leaf Services has been a longtime partner of NC State in research, teaching and extension. Now they’re a partner in sustainability and innovation through the N.C. Plant Sciences Initiative. 

Pam Marrone alongside Dean Richard Linton as she receives her Distinguished Alumna award in 2021

Jan 14, 2022

Key Leader of Sustainable Ag Movement Names Test Plot in Support of N.C. Plant Sciences Initiative

The success of Distinguished CALS Alumna Pam Marrone’s biopesticides depended heavily on test plots. Now she’s naming a test plot in her family’s honor to support the N.C. Plant Sciences Initiative. 

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.