Skip to main content

Tag: College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Copper Wolf on Central Campus in the fall

Sep 13, 2021

An Easy Way to Give

Edna Gaston’s love for NC State runs deep. Gaston has been a loyal supporter of the university over the years, and she and her late husband, Perry, helmed a famous tailgate at Carter-Finley Stadium for many football seasons. Gaston recently designated gifts to Athletics, the College of Veterinary Medicine and the Extension Master Gardeners program through her will. 

Dr. Mike Walden sitting at a microphone

Sep 6, 2021

You Decide: Should Price and Wage Controls Be Brought Back?

High inflation rates may be leading the U.S. into a new round of price and wage controls. NC State’s William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor Emeritus Dr. Mike Walden explains what we can learn from the past to prepare us for the near future. 

Imani Madison

Aug 30, 2021

Power of Plants: Ph.D. Student Imani Madison

Heading into her final year of doctoral study, Imani Madison is making the most of her research, learning and service opportunities as her own professional transformation continues. The Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program is helping. 

Genia Tyson Bone

Aug 9, 2021

Fulfilling Dreams

Genia Tyson Bone and her late husband, CALS alumnus Dale Bone, established the Dale and Genia Bone Scholars Program before his passing in order to provide scholarships to migrant farm workers and their children. Now, Genia is honoring Dale’s memory by donating to the construction of his alma mater’s new Plant Sciences Building. 

Ebony Harris holding a chick

Aug 2, 2021

Hatching a Future

NC State was the only college Ebony Harris wanted to attend after graduating high school. Being the oldest of 13 children, Harris was a first-generation college student and was in the poultry science program from 2006 to 2010. Now an assistant manager at Perdue Farms Hatchery in Kenly, she’s appreciative of her time at NC State and the scholarships that helped carry some of the financial burden for her and her family. 

The Belltower against a blue sky

Jul 26, 2021

2 Advisors Recognized at Global Awards Ceremony

Chad Jordan, a professor in plant and microbial biology in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and an Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Professor, also received a certificate of merit in the faculty academic advising category. Michelle Garoutte, the academic advising services coordinator for exploratory studies in Academic Advising Programs and Services, received a certificate of merit in the primary advising role category. 

Plant stress monitoring patch

Jul 12, 2021

Plant Patch Enables Continuous Monitoring for Crop Diseases

Researchers from NC State have developed a patch that plants can “wear” to continuously monitor for plant diseases or other stresses, such as crop damage or extreme heat. Yong Zhu, co-corresponding author of the paper and Andrew A. Adams Distinguished Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at NC State, said the prototypes can already detect 13 different plant volatile organic compounds with high accuracy, allowing users to develop a customized sensor array that focuses on the stresses and diseases that a grower thinks are most relevant. 

Richard Linton

Jul 5, 2021

Think and Do: College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Richard Linton, dean of NC State’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, talks about the many benefits of private support on the college. 

Gary Roberson in front of the Suggs laboratory

Jul 5, 2021

Roberson Named First Suggs Distinguished Professor of Biological and Agricultural Engineering

Professor and extension specialist Gary Roberson has been named the inaugural Charles W. Suggs Distinguished Professor of Biological and Agricultural Engineering. The appointment was established through an endowment from professor emeritus Charlie Suggs and his wife, Jane. Their contribution, made in 2018, created the first named professorship in the department’s more than 70-year history. 

A wilted potato leaf

Jul 4, 2021

Irish Potato Famine Pathogen Stoked Outbreaks on Six Continents

NC State researchers including Jean Ristaino, William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor of Plant Pathology, continue to track the evolution of different strains of the plant pathogen that caused the Irish potato famine in the 1840s. Their findings show that the historic lineage called FAM-1 was far more widespread than previously believed.