Category: Newswire

Extension 4-H agent Catherine Shelley holds a chick for students Naquez Cole and Landon Davis

Mar 29, 2021

Learning About Creatures Great and Small Through 4-H 

Kids can't wait to learn more about animals through 4-H. Here are some new ideas we've hatched during the pandemic.

Taking a sample from a leaf via cellphone

Mar 29, 2021

GRIP4PSI Funding Backs Plant Sciences

Research on early disease detection in crops, big data on sweetpotatoes, fertilizer of the future and beneficial fungi is getting a boost at NC State. Here's why.

Portrait of Coleman Simpson

Mar 29, 2021

A Leading Advocate: Master’s Student Coleman Simpson

Master's student Coleman Simpson drew on his leadership skills and agricultural education to write a grant that provides counseling services for CALS students.

Portrait of Dalton Dockery

Mar 29, 2021

I AM CALS: Dalton Dockery Wins Public Service Award

Meet the winner of NC State's 2020 Award of Excellence in Public Service, who's served as Extension director for Columbus County through hurricanes and racial tension.

Rodolphe Barrangou in the lab

Mar 29, 2021

What’s the Big Deal About CRISPR?

If you’ve had a bite of cheese, yogurt or another commercially produced dairy product, you’ve eaten a CRISPR-enhanced food. From better dairy foods to more resilient crops to new treatments for genetic diseases, this Nobel-winning technology holds promise.

Members of the Debnam family at the seed library

Mar 29, 2021

Master Gardener Volunteers Tend to the Community

Pandemic limitations were no match for the fertile imaginations of Master Gardener volunteers, who delivered fresh food to seniors, built a seed library and found new ways to help the hungry.

Sa Tin, Kee Lar, Htoo Saw Ywa, Ker Kapaw Shee and Htoo Paw Loe stand in the garden with Kree Paw Sain, seated.

Mar 19, 2021

Growing a Future for Myanmar Refugees at the Karen Community Garden

A blossoming Wake County farm provides refugees with new income and new hopes.

Pam Marrone at a field

Mar 19, 2021

Alumna Pam Marrone’s Career Produces Bio-Ag Breakthroughs

Pam Marrone, the architect of three bio-ag startups, now coaches other entrepreneurs in the growing industry. She says a Ph.D. in entomology from NC State laid the foundation for her success.

Students working at Sankofa Farms

Mar 15, 2021

Regaining What’s Been Lost: Kamal Bell’s Work at Sankofa Farms

Visit Sankofa Farms, founded by doctoral student Kamal Bell. Amid the hum of bees and rhythm of farm work, he's building educational bridges for young African American men.

Archie Griffin on his farm

Sep 13, 2020

Archie Griffin Plans Farm of the Future

Archie Griffin's vision for the family farm includes precision technology and a focus on local foods.