Category: Animal and Ecological Systems

A man named Carroll Joyner wearing a cowboy hat and a red NC State polo shirt smiles at you from behind a cattle fence, green grass and a cloudless blue sky behind him.

Sep 24, 2019

The Power of Giving: Entrepreneur and Philanthropist (and CALS Alum) Carroll Joyner

From dishwashing to afford college to becoming one of NC State's most generous and lauded philanthropists, E. Carroll Joyner has a life story worth reading. He recently established an endowment to maintain the Beef Education Unit for decades to come.

Kyle Mayberry in field

Sep 24, 2019

From Brickyard to Biltmore

Animal science grad Kyle Mayberry has one of the most unusual jobs in agriculture: director of livestock at the Biltmore Estate.

CALS Ph.D. candidate Emily Reed stands boldly in front of a gas station, giant mosquito trap on one hip, gazing into the future.

Sep 24, 2019

Hunting the Mosquito Superhighway

Ph.D. student Emily Reed uses cutting-edge genetics to investigate the most aggressive invasive mosquito species in the world – and whether they're borrowing our infrastructure to spread.

A woman kisses a man on a cheek while standing on a front porch with trees in the background.

Sep 11, 2019

When Kyle Met Sara: A Match Made In CALS

A blind date. A surprise proposal. A move to the largest private estate in North America. Kyle and Sara Mayberry have a very NC State love story – with a twist.

CALS Poultry Science's Marissa Herchler in the lab

Apr 1, 2019

Science, Translated: Go With Your Gut

Poultry Science's Marissa Herchler explains how she uses deep-learning algorithms to study turkey diets – and might just help your stomach ache.

CALS' Rob Dunn

Apr 1, 2019

CALS Book Club: Applied Ecology’s Rob Dunn

Applied Ecology Professor Rob Dunn knows what lurks in the depths of your basement. With the top-selling science author's new book, now you can, too.

Alamance County's Lisa Glosson, smiling, in the paddock with two of her cattle.

Apr 1, 2019

How A Widow Saved A Family Farm (With A Little Help From Extension)

High school sweethearts David and Lisa Glosson were partners in everything from 4-H leadership to dancing the two-step. Then he passed away, leaving her heartbroken – and worried she’d lose the 35-acre cattle farm that had been in his family for generations.

Here are all the new professors hired in NC State's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences' recent hiring push – the biggest in college history

Mar 28, 2019

Meet Our New Faculty

We're in our final year of the most aggressive hiring phase in CALS history. It's a three-year push to bring in 90 new faculty members – almost a third of our faculty total. Here's our first 74.