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Just a few months after making a $3 million gift to CALS to seed an innovative rural student access initiative, Joe and Debbie Gordon got to meet some of the students their generosity directly impacts. The STEAM program, which stands for “Student Transfer Enrollment, Advising and Mentoring,” is an alternative admissions pathway for North Carolina students from rural counties interested in pursuing an agriculture major in the college.

Kevin Gray’s favorite time of the year is Christmas, and he welcomes people to experience that enchantment on his Greensboro farm. Gray has Christmas trees galore, and, with the help of NC State Extension, he’s growing a greenhouse full of poinsettias.

Dr. Barrett Kays may never have outgrown the near-universal childhood love of playing in the dirt, but he’s not out making mud pies. Instead, the NC State University alumnus is designing soils that support some of the nation’s most complicated landscape architectural projects.

Dr. Barrett Kays may never have outgrown the near-universal childhood love of playing in the dirt, but he’s not out making mud pies. Instead, the NC State University alumnus is designing soils that support some of the nation’s most complicated landscape architectural projects.

Thanks to the efforts of N.C. Cooperative Extension’s facilitation team, planning, implementing and collaborating have become easier for groups and counties across the state.

Thanks to the efforts of N. Cooperative Extension’s facilitation team, planning, implementing and collaborating have become easier for groups and counties across the state.

Thanks to the first two years of a $125,198 Philip Morris International pilot project grant, Cooperative Extension is helping migrant workers avoid agricultural health and safety dangers, such as pesticide poisoning, heat stroke and green tobacco sickness.

Steven Valencsin, an agricultural entrepreneur and graduate of NC State’s Agricultural Institute, recently made Forbes’ annual 30 Under 30 list for enterprise technology.

CALS researchers have spent five years working on a National Science Foundation-funded grant to study the inflorescence architecture, or variation in the arrangement of flowers, of the dogwood.

CALS researchers have spent five years working on a National Science Foundation-funded grant to study the inflorescence architecture, or variation in the arrangement of flowers, of the dogwood.

When Kendra Stallings first saw bottles of JuVn8 smoothies on the shelf at a Food Lion, she couldn’t contain her excitement. Stallings showed the smoothies to her parents, who each then announced to anyone within earshot, “My daughter made these!” Stallings earned her NC State master’s degree from CALS in May. During her time in CALS, she developed the recipes for JuVn8 muscadine smoothies that now grace the shelves of grocery store chains throughout the Southeast.

Steven Valencsin, an agricultural entrepreneur and graduate of NC State’s Agricultural Institute, recently made Forbes’ annual 30 Under 30 list for enterprise technology.

NC State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences will receive $12.4 million over the next four years from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to improve a crop that is an important food staple in sub-Saharan Africa – the sweet potato.

NC State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences will receive $12.4 million over the next four years from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to improve a crop that is an important food staple in sub-Saharan Africa – the sweet potato.

Growing up amid farm fields and orange groves along the Mediterranean coast of Spain, José Alonso couldn’t help but develop a fascination for plants. Over the years, he has cultivated that curiosity through research and technology development that, in 2014, landed the NC State researcher on Thomson Reuters Corp.’s list of the world’s most influential scientific minds.

Growing up amid farm fields and orange groves along the Mediterranean coast of Spain, José Alonso couldn’t help but develop a fascination for plants. Over the years, he has cultivated that curiosity through research and technology development that, in 2014, landed the NC State researcher on Thomson Reuters Corp.’s list of the world’s most influential scientific minds.

With help from CALS scientist Matt Koci, students from one of the most underserved counties in the state will operate a biotech company right out of their high-school lab.

With help from CALS scientist Matt Koci, students from one of the most underserved counties in the state will operate a biotech company right out of their high-school lab.

Master planning ensures the beautiful functionality of the JC Raulston Arboretum – and continually reaffirms the unique prescience of its namesake.

Gray has Christmas trees galore, and, with the help of NC State Extension, he’s growing a greenhouse full of poinsettias.

Growing the grain industry: Solutions benefit both crop and animal producers.

Four years ago Abby Whitaker was confident that CALS was the place to pursue her passion for agriculture, and today she’s surer than ever.

Meeting the looming global food crisis is the issue at hand as CALS co-hosts the 2014 North Carolina Agriculture and Biotechnology Summit.

Lee County Extension highlights Tina Gross and her work with Gross Farms that helped cultivate the agribusiness industry in North Carolina.

An unconventional indoor groundbreaking ceremony Feb. 13 marked the start of construction for a camp auditorium and learning center that an NC State University official said would be the crowning jewel of Millstone 4-H Camp, in North Carolina’s Sandhills region.

An unconventional indoor groundbreaking ceremony Feb. 13 marked the start of construction for a camp auditorium and learning center that an NC State University official said would be the crowning jewel of Millstone 4-H Camp, in North Carolina’s Sandhills region.

Edible flowers: New guide for choosing and using flowers in food

For guidance on how to select, grow, harvest and preserve flowers for food use, check out this new North Carolina Cooperative Extension online publication, Choosing and Using Edible Flowers (PDF).