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CALS Strategic Plan 2013 | News from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, NCSU

CALS Strategic Plan 2013 | News from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, NCSU | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
News from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at NC State
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CALS Dean Richard Linton announces the Plan and the new website which will communicate with the College and stakeholders as the Plan progresses.

 

Stakeholders and the College are invited to participate at multiple meetings across the schedule. See article for dates/locations.

 

 

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Ag Research Needs More Funding, Say Experts | Food Safety News

Ag Research Needs More Funding, Say Experts | Food Safety News | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
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Two CALS professors, crop scientist, Dr. Tom Sinclair, and economist, Michael Roberts, were among the advisors on the President's Council of

Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST).

 

Their new "Report to the President on Agricultural Preparedness and the Agricultural Enterprise," recommends a an additional $700 million per year for agricultural research, and outlines how the money should be spent.

 

The full report is here:

http://tinyurl.com/bemnsn4

 

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Farm:Shop — London’s Urban Farming Hub — The Pop-Up City

Farm:Shop — London’s Urban Farming Hub — The Pop-Up City | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
Farms seem to fit in everywhere these days. We already spent articles on urban rooftop farms, and stuff like this farm-on-wheels. City Breaths reports about a farm installed in a shop in Hackney, London.
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CEFS report describes conservation practices for hog production | CALS News Center | News from the College of Agriculture and Life Sc..., NCSU

CEFS report describes conservation practices for hog production | CALS News Center | News from the College of Agriculture and Life Sc..., NCSU | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it

"The Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS) has released a new report entitled Conservation Practices in Outdoor Hog Production Systems: Findings and Recommendations from the Center for Environmental Farming Systems.

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"The report is intended for outdoor, pasture-based hog producers and those who advise them, including Cooperative Extension agents, Natural Resource Conservation Service district conservationists, Soil and Water Conservation district workers and third-party auditors. ...

 

"To read the report, or for more information about CEFS’ Alternative Swine Production Unit, visit http://www.cefs.ncsu.edu/whatwedo/researchunits/alternativeswine.html."

 

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NC State University Christmas Tree Research and Extension Programs

NC State University Christmas Tree Research and Extension Programs | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it

North Carolina State University Christmas Tree Research and Extension Programs... Check our site for a description of our research and for publications!

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The Season For Poinsettias —

The Season For Poinsettias — | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
North Carolina produces 4.4-million poinsettias a year and they're not all red.

 

Cortez Burgundy, Bravo Bright Red, Ruby Frost, Jubilee White, Pink Cadillac are just a few of the inventively named colors. 

 

NC State has been is the site of the annual National Poinsettia Trial for more than 20 years.

 

So NPR's Leoneda Inge visited with Dr. John Dole at the CALS Horticulture Field Lab greenhouses, filled with the varieties surveyed for this year's annual evaluation.

 

Dr. Dole explains why North Carolina's multi-million dollar poinsettia industry is famous all over the world.

 

 

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Fruit, vegetable growers set for big Carolina expo | Southeast Farm Press

Fruit, vegetable growers set for big Carolina expo |  Southeast Farm Press | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
A crowd of 600-700 fruit and vegetable growers from the Carolinas will gather on Nov. 26-28 for the 27th annual Carolina Vegetable and Fruit Expo.

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North Carolina presents specialty crops grants | Vegetables content from Southeast Farm Press

North Carolina presents specialty crops grants | Vegetables content from Southeast Farm Press | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
North Carolina has awarded $1.2 million in specialty crops grants, some of which targets organic production.

 

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North Carolina State University received five of the grants, some geared directly toward improving the states already thriving organic farming enterprise. The state is one of few in the Southeast with an ongoing organic crops research and outreach program.

 

"Chris Reberg-Horton, who heads the North Carolina State organic crops program, says these crops are growing in size and economic importance to North Carolina and the Carolina-Virginia region.  ... "

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Wayne and Judy Skaggs create endowment for water resources and hydrology research | CALS News Center | News from the College of Agriculture & Life Sciences, NCSU

Wayne and Judy Skaggs create endowment for water resources and hydrology research | CALS News Center | News from the College of Agriculture & Life Sciences, NCSU | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it

"Dr. R. Wayne Skaggs, a National Academy of Engineering member and retiring William Neal Reynolds and Distinguished University Professor of biological and agricultural engineering, with his wife, Judy, has created an endowment to support the continued research in his field of water, soil and plant systems management. The Wayne and Judy Skaggs Endowment for Water Resources and the Hydrology of Poorly Drained Lands was created Nov. 9 at N.C. State University’s McKimmon Center. The endowment was signed as part of festivities in commemoration of Skaggs’ career. ..."

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Hessian fly in wheat: Should I spray? | Grains content from Southeast Farm Press

Hessian fly in wheat: Should I spray? | Grains content from Southeast Farm Press | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it

The decision to spray for Hessian fly in a fall wheat crop is not an easy one."

 

CALS Entomologist, Dr. Dominic Reisig, explains.

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NC Choices' 2nd Annual Carolina Meat Conference, Temple Grandin kenote at CEFS event

NC Choices' 2nd Annual Carolina Meat Conference, Temple Grandin kenote at CEFS event | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it

NC Choices' 2nd Annual Carolina Meat Conference

from The Center for Environmental Farming Systems CEFS

more about CEFS: http://www.cefs.ncsu.edu/index.htm


December 3 & 4 in Bermuda Run, NC
Online registration for the 2nd Annual Carolina Meat Conference is now open at http://www.carolinameatconference.com


The conference includes a special Monday night social, dinner with the Blind Pig Supper Club, welcome and comments with NC Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler and keynote address with Dr. Temple Grandin and features some of NC's best farmers, meat processors, educators and food professionals including:

    Acre Station Meat Farm
    Chop Shop Butchery
    Foothills Pilot Plant
    Mays Meats
    Proffitt Family Farm
    Rogers Cattle Company
    Rose's Meats and Sweets
    San Giusseppe Salami Company
    Weeping Radish Brewery and Butchery

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as well as:

    Animal Welfare Approved
    Kari Underly, Range, Inc, Chicago, IL
    Adam Tiberio, Tiberio Custom Meats, Brooklyn, NY
    Craig Deihl, Cypress, Charleston, SC
    Tanya Cauthen, Belmont Butchery, Richmond, VA
    T&E Meats, Harrisonburg, VA
    Arion Thiboumery, NMPAN and Lorentz Meats

 

More about the 10 Percent Campaign

@NC10Percent

http://www.cefs.ncsu.edu/whatwedo/foodsystems/10percent.html

 

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Register & Join Us for the New State-of-the-Art Milking Center Dedication, Nov. 9, 2012!

Register & Join Us for the New State-of-the-Art Milking Center Dedication, Nov. 9, 2012! | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it

Please join us for the:

NC State University
MILKING CENTER DEDICATION
Friday, November 9, 2012

On November 9th, NC State will dedicate its new milking center, a state-of-the-art facility designed to support dairy research, hands-on student training and continued education for members of the dairy industry.  The milking center and surrounding dairy will also be a destination where families, schoolchildren and the general public will get an insider’s view of where milk, ice cream and other favorite dairy products begin.
 
Join leaders from North Carolina’s dairy industry and the NC State community to celebrate the dedication of this new facility, and to learn about plans for the future Dairy History Museum and other upcoming components of the farm of the future.

To register and for more event details visit the following website:
go.ncsu.edu/milking_dedication
 
The event is open to everyone, but please register.

Register no later than November 1.
 
*Come as you are. Walking shoes recommended.

Questions? Please contact:
Jennifer Bernabi
Phone: 919.515.6212
Email: jennifer_bernabi@ncsu.edu

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Putting the State in State Fair :: North Carolina State University Bulletin

Putting the State in State Fair :: North Carolina State University Bulletin | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it

Putting the Fair in the State Fair, CALS contributes a cow milking booth, Howling Cow ice cream, and gardening tips ...

 

Help us build a home for Howing Cow ice cream

http://www.ncsu.edu/foodscience/dairy/howlingcow/index.html

 

Visit our Dairy Research & Teaching Farm

http://www.ncsu.edu/foodscience/dairy/howlingcow/farm.html

 

 

 

 

 

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Havlin speaks at Farm-City Breakfast | The Daily Southerner

Havlin speaks at Farm-City Breakfast | The Daily Southerner | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
As the world's population continues to grow and cropland continues to be taken from production, the demand on farmers to increase crop yields will increase.
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Havlin is an N.C. State University professor of soil science. He was keynote speaker at a Farm-City Week breakfast held in Tarboro.

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In the Field » Ag Voices: Students talk classes, farm bill and student teaching

In the Field » Ag Voices: Students talk classes, farm bill and student teaching | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
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3 CALS Agricultural education students talk about their international experience, classes, and insights gained in their program. Among the topics, feedmills, tissue culture, and the Farm Bill. These juniors are preparing to look for jobs soon.

 

http://info.ncagr.com/blog/?p=18531

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NC Agriculture Exports Hit Record | WUNC-FM

NC Agriculture Exports Hit Record | WUNC-FM | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it

The latest numbers from the US Department of Agriculture show more and more countries want NC products.


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For Christmas trees, a tale of two Carolinas :: WRAL.com

For Christmas trees, a tale of two Carolinas :: WRAL.com | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
North Carolina is the nation's second-largest Christmas tree producer behind Oregon and harvests more than 5 million trees each year, most of them Fraser firs grown high in the Appalachian Mountains at altitudes around 4,000 feet.

 

And a North Carolina Christmas tree is in the White House this year!

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In the Field » Grain sorghum gaining in popularity with N.C. farmers

In the Field » Grain sorghum gaining in popularity with N.C. farmers | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it

Wayne County Extension Agent, John Sanderson, helped a local farmer evaluate sorghum dessication methods to make harvesting easier, and helped evaluate their effectiveness.

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White House Christmas tree is from Ashe County | CALS News Center | News from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, NCSU

White House Christmas tree is from Ashe County | CALS News Center | News from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, NCSU | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it

"While Rusty and Beau Estes certainly deserve all the credit for producing a Fraser fir suitable to grace the White House at Christmas, a bit of North Carolina Cooperative Extension traveled with the tree to the nation’s capital."

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Insurance News - Fruit, vegetable growers set for big Carolina expo

Insurance News - Fruit, vegetable growers set for big Carolina expo | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
Keynote speaker for the Expo is Richard Linton, recently appointed Dean of the College of Agriculture at North Carolina State University.

 

Many CALS researchers will speak on fruit & vegetable production, grafting technologies, enterprise budgets, risk management and more.

 

 

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Championing the Sweet Potato :: North Carolina State University Bulletin

Championing the Sweet Potato :: North Carolina State University Bulletin | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it

"Thanksgiving is busy for Bobby Vick. While completing his Ph.D. in the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering (BAE), he frequently visits Vick Family Farms, his uncle’s homestead in Wilson, N.C. That’s where the NC State student branch of the American Society of Biological and Agricultural Engineers (ASABE) buys the Covington sweet potatoes that are then sold for $10 per box during its annual sweet potato sale. On Monday, Vick transported 2,000 pounds back to Weaver Laboratories to accommodate around 200 orders."

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CALS research, which enabled producing sweet potatoes year-round, and developed innovative food processing methods, enabling new products, help make the project possible and contribute to the strength of the industry in North Carolina.

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CALS Office of Sustainability promotes green initiatives

CALS Office of Sustainability promotes green initiatives | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences created its Office of Sustainability last year to encourage sustainable efforts within the college, and the office has recently developed tools to connect students and faculty to important sustainability...

 

CALS Sustainability Officer, Dr. Danesha Seth Carley, explains her program's new initiatives.

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2012 Fall Agroecology Education Farm: Farm to Fork Reception! | Facebook

Check out these great photos from our 2012 Fall Agroecology Education Farm: Farm to Fork Reception!

 

The Agroecology Farm is part of the Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS), part of the College of Agriculture & Life Sciences at NC State University

http://www.cefs.ncsu.edu/whatwedo/academic.html

 

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Day one on the dean’s tour: Mills River | CALS News Center | News from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, NCSU

Day one on the dean’s tour: Mills River | CALS News Center | News from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, NCSU | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it

"New CALS Dean Richard Linton is on the road, getting to know North Carolina and how the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences is making a difference every day in the lives of the state’s people.

 

Day One: Mills River and the Mountain Horticultural Crops Research and Extension Center. The center, near Asheville, serves as a hub for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences in the western part of North Carolina.

 

More than 40 faculty and staff members conduct applied research and empower western North Carolina’s people through extension education programs related to agriculture, the environment, family and community.

 

The center is known for its innovative work related to tomato breeding, fish farming, herbs and organics, Christmas trees — and much more.


ITINERARY: A hops yard, sturgeon four to five feet long, energy crops considerably higher than an elephant’s eye – these were just a few of the things new College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Dean Rich Linton encountered during a day at the Mountain Horticultural Crops Research and Extension Center in Mills River. ..."

 

The Mountain Horticul;tural Crops Research & Extension Center, iMills River, web site

http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/fletcher/

 

 

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NCSU PDIC

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Check out the blog of the NCSU Plant Disease & Insect Clinic! They help farmers & gardeners by identifying problems insects & diseases. Great photos and useful information from the College of Agriculture & Life Sciences at NC State University.

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