Research Events

Field Days

The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at North Carolina State University sponsors field days on agricultural commodities ranging from apples and cotton to tomatoes, turf and sweet potatoes. We will list field day information as it becomes available throughout the year. Information is tentative and subject to change.

Please Note: If you wish to participate in a field day and have a disability or desire any assistive devices, services or other accommodations to participate, please contact 919.515.2717 during business hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at least two weeks before the event to request accommodations.

Ashe County Hay Day Wednesday, July 5, 2017, starting at 10:00 AM Upper Mountain Research Station, 8004 NC Hwy 88 East, Laurel Springs, NC. Please RSVP the Ashe County Extension at 336-846-5850

Field Day Date Location Information
Tree Fruit Pruning and Training Workshop Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017, starting at 10 a.m. Central Crops Research Station,
13223 U.S. 70 Bus Hwy West,
Clayton
Mike Parker,
919-515-1198
Small Grain Field Day, Washington County Friday, Feb 10, 2017, starting at 8:30 a.m. Vernon James Center,
Tidewater Research Station,
Plymouth, NC
Angela Post,
919-515-5824
Northeast Small Grain Field Day, Perquimans County Thursday, Feb 23, 2017, starting at 9:30 a.m.
http://www.ncneagexpo.com/
White Hat Seed Co.,
102 White Hat Road,
Hertford, NC
Al Wood,
252-338-6442
Small Grain Field Day, Robeson County Thursday, March 9, 2017, starting at 10 a.m. TBA
Bioenergy Research and Industry Day Thursday, March 23, 2017,
8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Jim Martin Building,
NC State Fairgrounds,
Raleigh, NC
Allison Medlin,
919-693-2483
Farm Animal Days March 29-31, 2017, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Beef Unit,
Lake Wheeler Road Field Lab,
4505 Mid Pines Road,
Raleigh, NC
Brent Jennings,
919-515-4467
Wolfpack Roundup, Student Livestock Sale Saturday, April 8, 2017, starting at 11 a.m. Beef Unit,
Lake Wheeler Road Field Lab,
4505 Mid Pines Road,
Raleigh, NC
Gary Gregory,
919-515-4027
Small Grain Field Day, Union County Wednesday, April 10, 2017, starting at 8 a.m. (Please note a change of date.) 7612 Haigler Gin Road,
Monroe, NC 28110
Angela Post, 919-515-5824
Malting Barley Field Day Friday, April 21, 2017, starting at 10 a.m. Umstead Research Farm,
650 Roberts Chapel Road,
Stem, NC
Gary Cross,
919-603-1350
North Carolina Angus Association Spring Fever Sale Saturday, May 6, 2017 Upper Piedmont Research Station,
1944 Wentworth Road,
Reidsville, NC
Joe French,
336-349-8347
Farm Safety Day Thursday, May 11, 2017, from 8:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. Register by calling 336-846-5850 Upper Mountain Research Station,
8004 NC Hwy 88 East,
Laurel Springs, NC
Ashe County Extension,
336-846-5850
Small Grain Field Day, Rowan County Thursday, May 11, 2017, registration at 9 a.m. Piedmont Research Station,
8350 Sherrills Ford Road,
Salisbury, NC
Angela Post,
919-515-5824
Western N.C. Malting Barley Field Day Wednesday, May 31, tentatively starting at 10 am Mountain Horticultural Crops Research and Extension Center,
Mills River, NC
Angela Post, 919-515-5824
Sandhills Turfgrass Field Day and Conference Wednesday, June 14, 2017, starting at 8:15 a.m. Sandhills Research Station,
2148 Windblow Road,
Jackson Springs, NC
Susana Mila-Lewis,
919-515-3196
NC A&T Small Farm Field Day Thursday, June 15, 2017, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Registration information coming soon.
NC A&T University Farm, 3136 McConnell Road, Greensboro, NC
Landscape Color and Professional Field Day Wednesday, June 28, 2017,
from 9 a.m. to 4:40 p.m.
Advanced registration encouraged.
JC Raulston Arboretum,
Raleigh, NC
Chris Glenn, 919-513-7005
Ashe County Hay Day Wednesday, July 5, 2017, starting at 10 a.m. Upper Mountain Research Station,
8004 NC Hwy 88 East,
Laurel Springs, NC
Please RSVP to the Ashe County Extension at 336-846-5850
Dairy Field Day Wednesday, July 12, 2017,
starting at 10 a.m.
Piedmont Research Station,
8350 Sherills Ford Road,
Salisbury, NC
Teresa Herman,
704-639-7640
Mountain Research Station Field Day Tuesday, July 18, 2017,
registration at 1:30 and program starting at 2:30 p.m.
Mountain Research Station,
265 Test Farm Road,
Waynesville, NC
Kaleb Rathbone,
828-456-3943
Organic Grain Crops Field Day Thursday, July 21, 2017, starting at 1 pm (note this is a change from the previously announced date of July 20) Upper Coastal Plain Research Station,
2811 Nobles Mill Pond Road,
Rocky Mount, NC
Molly Hamilton,
828-702-5404
North Carolina Tobacco Tour Monday, July 24, to Wednesday, July 26, 2017 Locations include Oxford Tobacco Research Station and Upper Coastal Plain Research Station Matthew Vann,
919-513-0904
Northeast Ag Expo Thursday, July 27, 2017,
from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
R&R Farms,
106 Riddick Grove Road,
Belvidere, NC
Dylan Lilley,
252-426-5428
Blackland Farm Managers Tour Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017 Green Valley Farms,
7014 NC 94
Columbia, NC
Rod Gurganus,
252-943-5832
Apple Field Day Thursday Aug. 3, 2017
4 to 6 p.m. (tentative)
Mountain Horticultural Crops Research and Extension Center,
Mills River, NC
Jeff Chandler,
828-684-3562
Alternative Crops and Organic Field Day Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017 Mountain Research Station,
Waynesville, NC
Jeanine Davis,
828-684-3562
Turfgrass Field Day Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017
Registration now open for early bird pricing: www.turfFiles.ncsu.edu/lwfieldday
Lake Wheeler Road Field Lab,
Raleigh, NC
Rick Brandenburg,
919-515-8876
Tomato Field Day Thursday morning, Aug. 10, 2017, registration starting at 8 a.m., program at 9. Please pre-register: http://go.ncsu.edu/tomatofieldday2017 Mountain Horticultural Crops Research and Extension Center,
Mills River, NC
Jeff Chandler,
828-684-3562
Angus Association Summer Field Day Friday, Aug. 11, 2017, with registration at 9:30 and program from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Beef Cattle Education Unit,
Lake Wheeler Road Field Lab,
4505 Mid Pines Road,
Raleigh, NC
Please RSVP to 336-599-8750 or ncaa.sec@gmail.com
Stevia Field Day Tuesday morning, Aug. 15, 2017 Upper Coastal Plain Research Station,
Rocky Mount, NC
David Shew,
919-515-6811
Industrial Hemp Field Day Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2007. Attendance limited to first 85 who register Piedmont Research Station, 8350 Sherrills Ford Road, Salisbury, NC Angela Post,
919-515-5824
Hops Field Day Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017 from 6 to 8 p.m. Mountain Horticultural Crops Research and Extension Center, Mills River, NC Janine Davis,
828-684-3562
Peanut Field Day Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017,
from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Peanut Belt Research Station,
112 Research Station Lane,
Lewiston-Woodville, NC
David Jordan, 919-515-4068
Southeast Peanut Field Day Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017,
from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Border Belt Research Station,
86 Border Belt Drive,
Whiteville, NC
David Jordan,
919-515-4068
Bio Energy Field Day Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017,
starting at 8:30 a.m.
Mountain Horticultural Crops Research and Extension Center in Mills River, NC Allison Medlin,
919-693-2483
Sweet Potato Field Day Thursday, Sept. 21 Horticultural Crops Research Station,
2450 Faison Highway, Clinton, NC
Jonathan Schultheis,
919-515-1225
Beef Cattle Field Day Saturday, Oct 28, 2017, starting at 9 a.m. Upper Piedmont Research Station,
1944 Wentworth St.,
Reidsville, NC
Joe French,
336-349-8347
Grazing Workshop Saturday, Nov. 11,
from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Butner Beef Cattle Field Lab,
8800 Cassam Road
Bahama, NC
To register go to http://go.ncsu.edu/amazing-grazing-workshop
Poinsettia Field Day Tuesday, Nov 28, 2017, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Horticultural Field Lab,
Beryl Road,
Raleigh, NC
John Dole,
919-515-2614

Faculty Candidate Cluster Hire Seminars

Phylodynamic insights into the African HIV epidemic and the evolution of newly emerging pathogens

  • Candidate: David Rasmussen, candidate for the Global Food Security cluster
  • Date: Monday, April 24, 2017
  • Time: 10:00 am
  • Venue: Stephens Room, 3503 Thomas
  • Hosted by: Entomology and Plant Pathology and Bioinformatics Research Center

Abstract

Phylodynamics combines epidemiological modeling with phylogenetic methods to track infectious disease dynamics. This approach has proven especially useful for studying emerging infectious diseases where sequence data is often the first and most abundant data available on these pathogens. At the same time, most phylodynamic methods assume that both host and pathogen populations are homogenous. I will discuss how relaxing these assumptions can greatly increase the applicability of phylodynamics to many of the most important human and agricultural pathogens. Using recent work on the African HIV epidemic as an example, I will show how considering human population structure and mobility can provide insights into the source of new infections and therefore aid prevention efforts. I will also present new work on how phylodynamic models can be extended to track fitness variation within pathogen populations and therefore non-neutral evolutionary dynamics. By recoupling phylogenetics with adaptive molecular evolution, these methods allow the fitness of different pathogen genotypes and mutations to be directly estimated from phylogenies. Most importantly for emerging pathogens, this approach can be extended to quantify the fitness effects of mutations in different host backgrounds – providing insights into the molecular mechanisms by which pathogens rapidly adapt to new host environments.