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College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Apr 14, 2017

NAS Committee Responds to Critique of Gene Engineering Report

Fred Gould, William Neal Reynolds Professor of Agriculture, authored a letter published in Nature Biotechnology. The letter is a response to a critique of a report by a U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Committee chaired by Gould on genetically-engineered crops. 

Apr 14, 2017

AgPack Strong: An Unexpected Path to Success

Wesley Wilson always knew he wanted to be a farmer. But when he got to NC State, things changed. His experience in the Prestage Department of Poultry Science encouraged a shift in his perspective that resulted in a vastly different career trajectory than he ever expected. 

Think and Do the Extraordinary Campaign banner

Apr 10, 2017

Celebrating the Extraordinary

NC State is in the midst of the Think and Do the Extraordinary Campaign — the most ambitious fundraising effort in university history. CALS is front and center, well on its way to raising 25 percent of the total $1.6 billion goal. 

Belltower on NC State's campus

Apr 3, 2017

Program Builds Leaders for North Carolina Agriculture

The North Carolina Tobacco Trust Fund Commission Agricultural Leadership Development Program is accepting applications for the 2017-19 cohort. The program for farmers and other agricultural professionals is funded primarily by a $5 million endowment from the NC Tobacco Trust Fund Commission, but also receives strong support from additional sponsors. 

Mar 20, 2017

Students Soar in Multicultural Scholars Program

The Higher Education Multicultural Scholars Program in the Prestage Department of Poultry Science provides educational and experiential opportunities for outstanding students. Scholars are selected upon admission to the poultry science department, after successful completion of the ASPIRE program and the Poultry Science Summer Institute. 

Feb 28, 2017

Growing a Future

Thanks to the STEAM Program, Katelyn Thomas was able to pursue her passion for agriculture during her time at NC State and after graduation. 

Feb 27, 2017

Student Spotlight: Ag-Adventurer Christina Harvey

Senior Christina Harvey has packed her time in CALS as full as possible, studying abroad in Australia and New Zealand and double-majoring in horticultural science and agricultural business management. She is also the recipient of several scholarships. 

Feb 20, 2017

Visionary Gift’ to Bolster Plant Breeding Program

A new endowment — and an allied challenge initiative — from Charlie and Marilyn Stuber will fuel the future of plant breeding at NC State. 

Feb 20, 2017

No Longer 9-to-5

In his regular "Economic Perspective," consumer economist Mike Walden, William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor, discusses tradeoffs in work schedules and what they mean for employees and employers. 

Feb 20, 2017

Haddad’s Work Recognized

Dr. Nick Haddad, William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor of Applied Ecology, has been named a fellow of the Ecological Society of America (ESA) for his outstanding contributions to the science of ecology.