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Tag: College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

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. 

Individuals with the Farm Credit Associations of North Carolina present a $30,000 check to NC State.

Jun 22, 2021

Farm Credit Associations of NC Supports Soldier to Ag Program

The Farm Credit Associations of North Carolina, the leading provider of credit to farmers and rural residents in North Carolina, has made a generous $30,000 gift to NC State’s Soldier to Agriculture Program. The five-week program — offered through the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences’ Agricultural Institute — provides in-depth career introductions and hands-on training to help veterans make the transition from military service to a career in agriculture, North Carolina’s top industry. In addition, the Farm Credit Associations of North Carolina has been named a 2021-2022 sponsor of the program. 

Wolf Plaza in the spring

Jun 14, 2021

Hanley-Bowdoin Honored with 2021 Jackson Rigney International Service Award

The Jackson Rigney International Service Award recognizes the distinguished contributions of a faculty or staff member for the promotion of international understanding and service to the university and/or to the international community over the course of their career. The award honors the memory of Rigney, an agronomist who served NC State for 40 years by bringing a global perspective to his life and work. Linda Hanley-Bowdoin, William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor in plant and microbial biology, is a world expert on geminiviruses, and her work is having a significant impact on combating world food insecurity. 

The Whitehurst family at the groundbreaking ceremony for the NC Plant Sciences Building

Jun 7, 2021

Building an Entryway to Knowledge

As a third-generation alumnus of NC State, Jim Whitehurst ’87 has been part of the Wolfpack community since he can remember. Now, the Whitehurst family and employees of Coastal AgroBusiness Inc., for which Jim serves as president and CEO, have made a gift to name the seminar room in the groundbreaking NC Plant Sciences Building. The building will serve as the home for the NC Plant Sciences Initiative: a massive new research effort that brings together crop scientists, economists, engineers, data scientists and experts from other disciplines to solve the world’s grandest challenges in agriculture. 

Coleman Simpson

May 24, 2021

A Leading Advocate: Master’s Student Coleman Simpson

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, graduate student Coleman Simpson found a way to support fellow CALS students: He successfully applied for a $13,000 grant to offer counseling services. Find out what motivates this master’s student in agricultural and extension education to advocate for others. 

Gina Fernandez among berry plants in a green house

May 3, 2021

Breeding a Berry Successful Career

WIth support from the John D. and Nell R. Leazar Distinguished Professorship, Gina Fernandez is developing a better berry — and the next generation of plant breeders. 

Lake Wheeler CALS facilities

Apr 19, 2021

Golden LEAF Awards Ag Institute Nearly $1M

The Golden LEAF Foundation has awarded nearly $1 million to NC State’s Agricultural Institute, a two-year program that prepares students for careers in agriculture. The funds, which will be used over five years, will support the animal agriculture industry by expanding the pipeline of available talent for jobs. 

Raina Perez walking onto court

Apr 12, 2021

Perez Talks Basketball, Online Learning During COVID

Raina Perez, an NC State graduate certificate student in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences’ youth, family and community sciences program, talks about academics and athletics during a pandemic — including hitting the championship-winning shot in the finals of the ACC Women’s Basketball Tournament in Greensboro in early March.