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Oct 18, 2023

Taking 4-H for a Spin

4-H’ers can pursue passions from improv to IT in short-term special interest or spin clubs across the state. 

five individuals stand in a river with oyster cages

Oct 18, 2023

One Oyster At A Time

From the salty breeze of the Outer Banks to the winding undulations of the Blue Ridge Mountains, a new food trail is introducing people to a rather misunderstood creature: the eastern oyster. 

students with plants

Oct 18, 2023

Garbage to Gardens

An innovative program in New Hanover County transforms cafeteria garbage once destined for the landfill into compost for school gardens and outdoor spaces. 

CALS Dean Garey Fox stands with a drone

Oct 18, 2023

Q&A With Dean Garey Fox

Get to know Garey Fox, the new dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. 

aerial view of the Lake Wheeler Road Field Laboratory

Apr 17, 2023

Where City Meets Farm: The True Value of a Landmark Field Lab

In the midst of Raleigh’s urban sprawl, the Lake Wheeler Road Field Lab remains an active research farm for NC State and a critical resource for North Carolina’s largest industry. 

Eastern 4-H Camp water tower.

Apr 17, 2023

A Place for Every Child

For some children, summers can be daunting times filled with uncertainty, lack of clear schedules and even hunger. But agents and staff are working hard to make sure at-risk kids have a place at North Carolina’s 4-H summer camps. 

group of women sitting in a house together

Apr 17, 2023

From the Archives: A Barrier-Breaking Advocate for Equality and Education

A new building perpetuates the legacy of Bonnie Davis, Orange County’s first Black home demonstration agent and a force for greater equity, justice and human rights. 

aerial view of soybean fields affected by saltwater intrusion

Apr 17, 2023

Climate Change Brings the Tide to Farmers’ Doorsteps

Climate change is causing sea level rise and increased flooding that threatens North Carolina’s most fertile agricultural land with saltwater intrusion. NC State researchers are testing soils and developing field kits to help farmers adapt to climate change. 

Dannica Wall with chicken

Jun 24, 2022

I AM CALS: Dannica Wall

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences staff member Dannica Wall will make history when she becomes the first Black female to earn a Ph.D. from the Prestage Department of Poultry Science. 

geri bushel smiling wearing an apron

Feb 23, 2022

I AM CALS: Geri Bushel Makes an Impact in CALS and Beyond

Ask anyone in the Department of Agricultural and Human Sciences about executive assistant Geri Bushel, and you’ll hear a resounding “We couldn’t do it without her!”