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

High-Order Thinking

With help from a CALS scientist, students from one of the most underserved counties in the state will operate a biotech company right out of their high-school lab. >>>
Plant sciences initiative could spark NC economic growth, study finds
A new economic study, released Jan. 12, shows that North Carolina has an opportunity to be the global hub for advanced plant sciences research and for the application of that research to expanding agricultural productivity. Follow this link to a one-page initiative summary.
NC food processing and manufacturing initiative feasibility study released
The agricultural resources, industrial capacity and research innovation assets present in North Carolina create opportunities to catalyze development of value-added food processing and manufacturing businesses, according to a joint NC State-NCDA&CS economic feasibility study released Jan. 12. Follow this link to a one-page initiative summary.
NC State hosts national “Olympics of landscaping”
The CALS Horticultural Science Department hosted this year’s renewal of the annual PLANET competitive training and career recruitment event that drew more than 850 college students from 65 of the nation’s top horticulture and landscape programs.
Strategic Conversations: Dr. Steve Lommel
Dr. Marshall Stewart talks to Dr. Steve Lommel, CALS' associate dean and director of research, about the plant sciences initiative, which promises to transform agriculture in North Carolina and boost the economy.
Focus: food safety
Food-borne illnesses pose a global health problem, claiming 2 million lives each year. This year's World Health Day, April 7, focuses on food safety, so NC State University's Abstract is taking an in-depth look at the topic through a series that highlights university work that's making a difference.
Zublena to retire
Dr. Joseph P. Zublena, director of the N.C. Cooperative Extension Service and CALS associate dean, announced his retirement, effective July 1. Zublena, who recently launched a major reorganization for the Extension Service to address ongoing funding reductions and a changing state population, has led the organization since 2010.
NC State releases first Agromedicine Dictionary
The dictionary provides agromedicine practitioners with a common language for their field and helps further define agromedicine as a discipline.
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