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Dirty dogs: Homes with pooches loaded with bacteria

Dirty dogs: Homes with pooches loaded with bacteria | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
A dog may not only fill a home with joy, it fills a home with a whole lot of bacteria, new research suggests.  But that doesn't mean you have to kick your pooch out of the bed.
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Dirty dogs: Home with pooches loaded with bacteria: Dr. Holly Menninger & researchers of CALS' Your Wild Life Team at NC State University find that dog owners and their homes carry bacteria from their pets. But that may not be a bad thing for human health. Read more | http://vitals.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/05/22/18427037-dirty-dogs-homes-with-pooches-loaded-with-bacteria

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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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Listening, Learning, Leading | CALS News Center | News from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, NCSU

Listening, Learning, Leading | CALS News Center | 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 University"

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Listening, Learning, Leading, new #CALS Dean, Dr. Richard Linton, hits the ground running to learn about the College, #NCSU and NC.

 

The Dean has been traversing the state to meet alumni, stakeholders and partners since he arrived a few months ago.

 

“You’ve got to listen & learn before you can lead," he says; "and I think leadership is about providing opportunities, providing opportunities for faculty and staff and students on campus and providing opportunities for us to grow as a state in agriculture and life sciences. And that’s what I think my job should be all about.”

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The Abstract :: North Carolina State University :: Drawing on Real Life

The Abstract :: North Carolina State University :: Drawing on Real Life | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
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"This is a guest post by Jennifer Landin, a teaching assistant professor of biology at NC State who teaches a course on biological illustration. Check out why she thinks biological illustration is valuable – and some of the art created in her classroom.


"Those of you in North Carolina can see for yourselves. The North Carolina Aquarium at Roanoke Island will display student illustrations from January 7-April 3, 2013. And the NC Museum of Natural Sciences will show compilation pieces of student work from April 30 to June 3, 2013.

 

"Some examples of the students’ work can be seen below. More information about the course - and another online gallery - can be found here."




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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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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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Research Review: Cattle breed differences in copper use

Research Review: Cattle breed differences in copper use | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
Copper is an important mineral for cattle and one that is often deficient in forages. Copper absorption is negatively affected by other compounds in feed and water such as sulfur and molybdenum.
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Research review: Cattle breed differences in copper use | CALS animal science & crop science researchers try to shed light on why breeds differ in sensitivity to deficiencies of the micronutrient, copper. [Photo: Rancher 88, River Creek Farms, on Wikipedia.]   |  Read news article  |  http://tinyurl.com/cncazr9  |  Read abstract of the paper in Journal of Animal Science | http://journalofanimalscience.org/content/91/2/861.abstract

 

 

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Student Perspectives: Kristen Glosson | CALS News Center Student Perspectives: Kristen Glosson | News from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Student Perspectives: Kristen Glosson | CALS News Center Student Perspectives: Kristen Glosson | News from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences | 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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MS student Kristen Glosson, who volunteers at the CALS Lake Wheeler dairy, is creating new options for dairy farmers through her research on cattle nutrition. The project focuses increasing nutrient density of pasteurized whole milk by supplementing a pasteurized milk balancer product to promote animal health and development in early life.

 

Kristen explains her passion for research in this video interview:

http://www.cals.ncsu.edu/agcomm/news-center/perspectives/student-perspectives-kristen-glosson/

 

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Rob Dunn – 11 Ways to Avoid Answering a Question: A Year in Review

Rob Dunn – 11 Ways to Avoid Answering a Question: A Year in Review | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
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Biologist, Dr. Rob Dunn, of Your Wild Life fame, reflects on a year's worth of blogging for Scientific American. Always enlightening & entertaining.

 

Learn more about the Your Wild Life project here:

http://www.yourwildlife.org/

 

 

 

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What Does It Take to Fool a Snake? Send in the Robot

What Does It Take to Fool a Snake? Send in the Robot | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
Trying to dupe real animals with mechanical ones is an increasingly popular methodology among biologists in order to study wildlife.
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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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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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