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Tractor gives students access to latest technology | CALS News Center | News from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Tractor gives students access to latest technology | CALS News Center | 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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NCSU College of Agriculture & Life Sciences students will be able to learn on the latest equipment thanks to the generosity of a farm equipment manufacturer and a farm machinery dealer. AGCO, a farm machinery designer, manufacturer and distributer, has provided the Lake Wheeler Road Field Laboratory with a new Massey Ferguson tractor through a no-cost lease agreement, said Curtis Powell, field lab superintendent. The Massey Ferguson 7620 tractor was provided by C&R Implement Company in Williamston.

 

The tractor will be used for classes and demonstrations and normal work around the field lab, which is just south of the Raleigh city limits on Lake Wheeler Road.

 

Read more ... http://tinyurl.com/lmsfmos

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Past CALS deans honored at expanded joint foundations spring event | CALS News Center | News from the College of Agriculture and L...

Past CALS deans honored at expanded joint foundations spring event | CALS News Center | News from the College of Agriculture and L... | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
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“Bridging the past to the future” was the theme when boards of foundations supporting NCSU's College of Agriculture & Life Sciences convened for a particularly special & historic joint meeting on April 10. The day’s schedule expanded to include meetings of members of as many as 11 foundation boards, who were among the nearly 300 attendees gathered at the University Club for a luncheon celebration honoring three former CALS deans, Dr. Durward Bateman, Dr. Jim Oblinger and Dr. Johnny Wynne. Read more  |  http://www.cals.ncsu.edu/agcomm/news-center/perspectives/past-cals-deans-honored-at-expanded-joint-foundations-spring-event/

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Not Your Average Statistician

Not Your Average Statistician | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
Media coverage of the big data revolution has lots of people talking about statistics. Leading the discussion is NC State's Marie Davidian, who speaks softly but reaches a big audience.
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New Book Encourages Readers to “Know Soil Know Life”

New Book Encourages Readers to “Know Soil Know Life” | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
Published by the Soil Science Society of America and targeted to high school students, "Know Soil Know Life" challenges readers to see soil not as inert "dirt" but as living material that carries out critical functions for people and the environment.
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CALS soil scientist, Dr. David Lindbo, co-edited the book, which includes a lengthy chapter on careers in soils.

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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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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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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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Students learn where pizza comes from

Students learn where pizza comes from | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
The fifth-graders of Davidson County will never be able to look at a pizza the same way after a day trip Thursday to the Davidson County Fairgrounds for Agriculture by the Slice, a program created by the North Carolina Cooperative Extension and...

 

Extension specialists & Master Gardeners used fave kids' food, pizza, to give them experience in gardens, cooking, and the food chain.

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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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Three Honored for Global Efforts

Three Honored for Global Efforts | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
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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Taylor Named ACE Fellow

Taylor Named ACE Fellow | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
Laura Taylor, professor of agricultural and resource economics, has been selected as one of 50 American Council on Education Fellows for the 2013-14 academic year.
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Dr. Taylor directs the Center for Environmental & Resource Economic Policy, which provides leadership in economics research & outreach programs to develop forward-thinking environmental policy in NC. Her research focuses on policy evaluation & valuation of natural resources & environment.

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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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Illustration Course Brings Art to Science

Illustration Course Brings Art to Science | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
Jennifer Landin’s popular biological illustration course teaches students with no prior art experience how to produce stunning and exceptionally detailed art.
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Dr. Landin explains how biological illustration enhances research.

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N.C. State researchers win $2.5 million grant to combat salmonella | News from the College of Agriculture & Life Sciences, NCSU

N.C. State researchers win $2.5 million grant to combat salmonella | News from the College of Agriculture & Life Sciences, NCSU | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
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Dr. Hosni Hassan, NCSU professor of microbiology, and Dr. Matt Koci, associate professor of poultry science, are leading the charge on a new five-year, $2.5 million grant from the United States Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA-NIFA)  to stamp out salmonella.

 

“Our research is aimed at trying to develop new ways of preventing poultry from getting colonized by salmonella, so then the poultry products the consumer comes in contact with are less likely to be capable of causing foodborne illness,” Koci said. “But educating the public on safe food handling practices is an equally important piece of the puzzle. This grant will allow us to attack salmonella from both angles.”

 

Hassan and Koci will work with partners from UNC-Chapel Hill, the Kenan Fellows program and North Carolina 4-H to develop an educational program based on their salmonella research that eventually will be made available to youth statewide.

 

Through the Kenan Fellows program, select North Carolina K-12 teachers will spend time in Hassan’s and Koci’s labs this summer learning the researchers’ respective areas of science. From that experience, the teachers will develop lessons on everything from safe food handling practices to the science behind salmonella. ..."

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Meet The Future

Meet The Future | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
Andrew Miller, Hillary Spangler and KeJuan Weaver are the future. See how they're shaping today and how NC State is preparing them to transform tomorrow.
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Caldwell Scholar, CALS nutrition major, Hillary Spangler, is using what she learns to develop a healthy food choices program for public schools. It's already in use in Randolph County, NC

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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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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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Agriculture Brings Science & Math Alive in NC | Plants For Human Health Institute (PHHI), NCSU

Agriculture Brings Science & Math Alive in NC | Plants For Human Health Institute (PHHI), NCSU | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it

The innovative project of strawberry breeder, Dr. Jeremy Pattison, & the PHHI team brings high school agriculture teachers and their students into the field for giving hands-on experience in cultivation, laboratory experiments, and statistical analysis of the field data, making STEM much more appealing and real-world to students.

 

The PHHI staff hope the project will become a national model for teaching agriculture in a way which shows students the relevance of science, technology and mathematics to everyday life, including berries!

 

Video is about 10 minutes long.

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