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Three Honored for Global Efforts

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Three NC State educators were honored with the Outstanding Global Engagement Award from the Office of International Affairs last week.
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Three educators received the Outstanding Global Engagement Award from the NCSU Office of International Affairs last week. CALS faculty Dr. Siddhartha Thakur, Asst. Prof. of swine health & reproduction, and Dr. Qiuyun “Jenny” Xiang, Prof. of plant biology, were honored for their efforts to promote international research, teaching, extension and economic  development. Among the other nominees was Dr. Tomislav Vukina, Prof. of agricultural and resource economics. In photo: Dr. Xiang appears on the left and Dr. Thakur, on the right.

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NCSU receives $10M gift - Triangle Business Journal

NCSU receives $10M gift  - Triangle Business Journal | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
N.C. State University received one of the largest donations in the school’s history...
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Clinton farmer gives NCSU $10M for poultry research, teaching :: WRAL.com

Clinton farmer gives NCSU $10M for poultry research, teaching :: WRAL.com | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
The owners of a Sampson County poultry and pork operation have donated $10 million to North Carolina State University for poultry research and education and extension programs, officials said Wednesday.
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$10 M Gift For Poultry Research At NC State —

$10 M Gift For Poultry Research At NC State — | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
The N.C. State University Department of Poultry Science will use a $10 million gift to recruit students and hire a professor.

 

The Department will look for someone with expertise in turkey physiology, immunology, and other poultry-related areas.

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NC State News :: Poultry Science Receives Transformational $10 Million Naming Gift From Prestage Family

NC State News ::  Poultry Science Receives Transformational $10 Million Naming Gift From Prestage Family | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it

Chancellor Woodson, Poultry Science Dept. Head Mike Williams (above) and donor Bill Prestage discuss the importance of the gift in video interviews.

 

"A $10 million naming gift will help transform NC State’s Department of Poultry Science, a department that supports an important North Carolina – and national – industry.

 

"The new Prestage Family Department of Poultry Science is named in honor of Bill and Marsha Prestage and their family, who are longtime supporters of NC State and owners of Prestage Farms, a poultry and pork production company headquartered in Clinton, N.C.

 

"The gift comprises two endowments that will provide income in perpetuity to support a strategic combination of teaching, research and extension programs."

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Dr. Blake Brown, NC State Univ at Ag Impact Forum, Elizabeth City, NC

Dr. Blake Brown of NC State University discusses the impact that agriculture has on the North Carolina economy at the NC Farm Bureau/NC Animal Ag Coalition A...

 

Dr. Brown, who raises beef cattle, discusses the importance of animal agriculture in NC and the nation -- NC is number 2 nationally in hog & pork production. That accomplishment has come about in the alst 25 years as a result of North Carolina research and innovative production practices.

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After 12 years of research, hog-waste disposal still reeks | Dr. Mike Williams, CALS Animal & Poultry Waste Management Center, comments on promising new technologies

After 12 years of research, hog-waste disposal still reeks | Dr. Mike Williams, CALS Animal & Poultry Waste Management Center, comments on promising new technologies | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
Much has changed in the 15 years since state officials first got serious about finding a cleaner way to treat the waste from North Carolina’s 9 million-plus hogs. But much hasn’t.

 

But Dr. Williams, who is closely involved in the regulatory process, states that a new waste treatment system "seems to meet nearly every criterion to be named an official 'Environmentally Superior Technology' under the 2000 [Smithfield, NC] agreement"; and while the method may need tests for ammonia removal capacity, the technique is promising.

 

 

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$10 Million Gift Names NC State’s Poultry Science Department for Prestage Family - Prestage Farms, Inc.

$10 Million Gift Names NC State’s Poultry Science Department for Prestage Family - Prestage Farms, Inc. | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it

Press release from the Prestage Farms web site.

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Prestage gives NCSU's poultry science department $10 million

Prestage gives NCSU's poultry science department $10 million | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
N.C State University officials announced Tuesday that the Department of Poultry Science, which has only 17 faculty members and about 75 undergraduate students, will get a $10 million donation from Clinton-based Prestage Farms, one of the largest...
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Farm gives North Carolina State $10 million

Farm gives North Carolina State $10 million | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it

"Farm gives North Carolina State $10 million..."

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$10 million gift names Poultry Science Department for Prestage family | CALS News Center | News from the College of Agriculture & Life Sciences, NCSU

$10 million gift names Poultry Science Department for Prestage family | CALS News Center | News from the College of Agriculture & Life Sciences, NCSU | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it

North Carolina State University’s Poultry Science Department has been renamed for the Prestage Family. Chancellor Randy Woodson announced a $10 million gift that will name and endow the department in N.C. State’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

 

The Prestage Family Department of Poultry Science was renamed in honor of Bill and Marsha Prestage and their family, longtime supporters of N.C. State and owners of Prestage Farms, a poultry and pork production company headquartered in Clinton. Home to one of only six poultry science departments in the nation, N.C. State produces job-ready graduates in an important domestic industry.

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