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USDA Awards $113 Million to Support Specialty Crop Production, Grow Opportunities for Rural Communities



"Aseptia, the company built on technology developed
in conjunction with NC State University, receives
awards at this year's Institute of Food Technologists Food Expo." 


Tom Ranney

American Nurseryman
Breeding the Best

The Triangle Cytoskelton Meeting
September 21


Workshop organized by NC State University Genetic Engineering and Society seeks to answer the question: Can genetically modified crops grow in harmony with their non-GMO counterparts?

Honors Convocation
Thirteen CALS students were honored during the 19th Annual Freshman Honors Convocation


Biological illustrations provide lessons about the diversity of life

Students from Jennifer Landin's class get their work displayed
(to July 31)
in a state museum

(Red & White for Life)

More on class


Plant Transformation Lab
From left, in the bioreactor system team’s lab are Dr. Jim Levis, engineering post-doctoral associate; Amanda Karram, engineering graduate student; and co-investigators Dr. Ranji Ranjithan, Dr. Amy Grunden, Dr. Heike Sederoff and Dr. Joel Ducoste.

Closing the loop
Biologists team with engineers to develop economical system for producing biofuels from algae
  Breakthrough DNA Editor Borne of Bacteria


Increased drought portends lower future Midwest crop yields

Tobacco researchers turn their eyes to Wendell

Dr. Grant Ellington evaluates high-tech curing barn efficiency
IFT inaugural class of Certified Food Scientists includes
Dr. Brian Farkas
Swartzel receives highest IFT honor, the Appert Award

It is human nature to question. Our ability to pose questions and develop answers allows us to alter our environment for the better. That is what the work of North Carolina Agricultural Research Service scientists is designed to do. Using conventional methods as well as the latest biotechnological techniques, we're improving North Carolina agriculture. We're developing new types of farming, and we're studying how to make conventional farming more efficient.

We're working, particularly within the life sciences, to learn more about the world around us. We're developing knowledge that will protect our environment, our water and air, and the quality and safety of our food. We're asking questions and searching for answers — answers that will create economic opportunities in agriculture and the life sciences.
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Dr. Steven Lommel named to lead
CALS Research
NC Research Campus Partnership Launches $1.5M Program Immersing Students in Science

Plant Pathways Elucidation Project, P2EP, Teams University Scientists, Industry Leaders, and Students for Plant Pathways Research
P2EP Website


Organic Grain Production Field Day

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Dr. Gerald Huntington honored for contributions to industry with American Society of Animal Science Fellow Award

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