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Bill Collins talking to visitors in a tobacco field

Oct 13, 2020

Collins Continues Support for Agricultural Innovation

William Collins Sr. has made his mark on NC State in many ways. He was a renowned Extension tobacco specialist, a natural teacher and pioneering researcher and has volunteered for University Advancement. The 2018 Watauga Medalist is also a philanthropist who, with his wife, Ann Collins, has endowed a professorship among other gifts. Now, he has made yet another mark on the college and university as a donor by naming a room in the Plant Sciences Building. 

Je'Juan Bryant smiles holding a clipboard

Oct 6, 2020

Je’Juan Bryant: The Difference Scholarships Make

Bryant, a junior majoring in animal science and minoring in poultry science in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, received the Cowles Family Scholarship and the Hanns-Dieter Alhusen Swine Education Scholarship. For him, coming to NC State wasn’t just about earning a college degree. He wanted to be part of a community that was committed not only to academic excellence but to making a difference in the world. 

4-H students wearing face coverings pose with a check outside of the 4-H learning center

Sep 29, 2020

Generous Grants from SECU Foundation Bolster 4-H, FFA Camps

The North Carolina State Employees’ Credit Union Foundation has awarded $50,000 in grants to ease the extreme financial impact of a missed season of summer camp on NC State Extension’s Millstone 4-H Camp and the North Carolina FFA Center. 

rendering of Plant Sciences Initiative building

Sep 15, 2020

Syngenta Donates One-of-a-Kind Laboratory Equipment to N.C. PSI

Long-time NC State corporate partner Syngenta recently donated four plant-growth chambers to NC State’s Plant Sciences Initiative. These chambers, with their unique capabilities and a specialized weighing system for water-use research, are valued at more than $1.5 million, making this the largest corporate donation that PSI has received to date. 

Patricia Curtis poses in front of a red wall in Talley

Sep 8, 2020

Curtis Appointed to USDA Food Safety Advisory Committee

The USDA has appointed NC State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences’ Patricia Curtis to the National Advisory Committee on Meat and Poultry Inspection (NACMPI). Since 2017, Curtis has served as head of the Prestage Department of Poultry Science. 

closeup of tobacco crop

Sep 1, 2020

What a Changing Climate May Mean For Crop Pests

Alumni Association Distinguished Undergraduate Professor of Entomology Clyde Sorenson and other notable NC State faculty members weigh in on what the future holds for farmers in North Carolina and around the world. Of particular note are the effects that insects will have on agriculture here and abroad, as increasing carbon dioxide levels and unusual weather patterns will cause some species to thrive and others to go extinct. 

virtual mosaic displaying students spelling 2024 in front of Talley

Aug 25, 2020

Meet the Newest Members of the Pack

A Park Scholar, an FFA leader, a Goodnight Scholar, a member of the Wolfpack football team and a Summer Textile Exploration Program participant are just a few of the newest members of NC State's student body. Though this year’s first-year and transfer students are facing a new kind of fall semester, they’re ready to work hard, have fun and make the most of every opportunity.   

Ken Anderson sitting at a desk with a statue of a chicken

Aug 25, 2020

Ken Anderson: The Good Egg

Ken Anderson's 30-year career as a poultry science professor and extension specialist at NC State has led to changes in chicken management that have improved hen health and the quality and safety of eggs. He has also helped develop three endowments to further aviary research and benefit the egg industry for years to come. 

Close of Dan Weathington at CALS event

Aug 18, 2020

Agriculture Loses Longtime Advocate Weathington

Dan Weathington, a longtime friend of NC State's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and a key supporter of the North Carolina Plant Sciences Initiative, passed away Aug. 3. Weathington was a true ambassador and advocate for North Carolina agriculture, said CALS Dean Richard Linton. 

a person holds sweet potatoes while wearing an NC State think and do shirt

Aug 11, 2020

‘Map’ of Sweet Potato Genome to Improve Breeding Efforts

When it comes to certain aspects of genetics, sweet potatoes are a lot more complicated than humans. But NC State scientists have created complex genetic maps enabling them to untangle which genes are associated with economically important traits such as higher yield and disease resistance. In other words, their genetic maps may lead to better sweet potatoes. Learn more about the research of scholars including Zhao-Bang Zeng, a William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor of horticultural science.