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Cole Smith in a field holding an irrigation tube

Sep 13, 2023

Field Tested

CALS alumnus Cole Smith brings pest management research to fields across the state as part of his role with the IR-4 Project. 

Bethany Wager

Sep 13, 2023

Bethany Wager Awarded Conservation Leadership Grant

Congratulations to applied ecology graduate student, Bethany Wager, for being selected for a Conservation Leadership Grant from the NC Wildlife Federation. 

Man with blueberries

Aug 4, 2023

A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Berry Breeding

A Ph.D. from North Carolina State University prepared Ray Jacobs for a fruitful career as a subtropical plant breeder with Driscoll’s. 

Abby Pleasant holding sunflowers in her graduation gown on a tractor

Jul 25, 2023

Sunflower Season

Graduate student Abby Pleasant is studying organic black oilseed sunflowers, which researchers believe could be a promising — and profitable — crop for North Carolina farmers. 

Kaleb Goff taking a selfie at the top of a mountain peak

Jun 15, 2023

Plants in Thin Air

College of agriculture and life sciences doctoral student Kaleb Goff is studying how plant species found on mountain summits are impacted by climate change. 

a woman scientist wearing a purple lab coat working in a lab

Jun 9, 2023

The Rise of Antimicrobial Resistance

North Carolina Food Animal Initiative Fellow Jessica Parzygnat is studying antimicrobial resistance on poultry farms, and what we can do to avoid it. 

Imani Madison holding a pipette in a lab

May 25, 2023

A Passion for Plant Research

Imani Madison won the 2022 Kenneth R. Keller Research Award for her research on how stress and other external factors affect the development of plant cell tissues. 

Echo Pan

May 24, 2023

Grad Student Profile: Echo Pan

Echo Pan, a Ph.D. candidate in functional genomics and a FFAR fellow, focuses her research on developing CRISPR-based genome editing platforms that can be used in a wide range of organisms for various applications. 

Jason Bullock's headshot

May 3, 2023

Ag Teacher Earns Third NC State Degree

Doctoral graduate Jason Bullock combines his dedication to agricultural education, FFA and inclusivity to create a welcoming community for students. 

Young woman in garden smiling

Apr 26, 2023

Interdisciplinary Garden Bridges Engineering, Food Security

Graduate student Jasmine Gibson is leading the transformation of a grassy patch next to the D.S. Weaver Laboratories into an active, educational space that promotes urban horticulture and farming practices.