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An ear of corn on a farm in North Carolina

Jan 2, 2020

Fusing Disciplines, Transforming Graduate Education

An interdisciplinary program prepares students to grapple with the growing role of genetic engineering and biotechnology in agriculture — and solve complex societal problems. 

spotted lanternfly adult with town in background

Jul 15, 2019

A New Way to Help Stop Insect Pests in Their Tracks

The spotted lanternfly is one of many invasive insect pests causing economic and ecological damage in the US. A new geospatial decision-support tool developed at NC State is helping managers to curb their spread. 

Jul 27, 2017

Architecture Students Design, Build

A student-built facility will help advance productivity of the campus Agroecology Education Farm, which grows sustainable farm-to-fork produce for university dining halls. 

Feb 23, 2017

A Pretty Sweet Potato

Professor Mike Boyette has launched a project to create a better looking sweet potato, a cam-ready glam yam that can help eliminate food waste. 

A young boy cradles a sweet potato in a field.

Jun 28, 2016

Ph.D. Alumni Andrade, Mwanga Win World Food Prize

Two NC State alumni are among the four winners of the 2016 World Food Prize, one of the most important and coveted international awards given in agriculture. 

May 10, 2016

Smart Research Keeps Produce Fresh

SmartFresh, an innovative product that helps extend the life of produce, is one of the most successful licensed technologies to come out of NC State research. 

CALS graduate Austin Wrenn holds plants in a greenhouse on NC State's campus.

May 4, 2016

Destination: Down Under

Austin Wrenn — farmer, beekeeper, volunteer fighter — will grow strawberries in Australian greenhouses after graduation. 

Oct 13, 2015

Fried Food Is Foundation of Fair

The North Carolina State Fair begins on Friday and runs through Sunday, Oct. 25. Check out some of the new food options and the opportunity to have daily lunch at the fairgrounds. 

Jun 10, 2015

NC State Farmers Market Returns

The weekly farmers market organized by NC State students sets up shop on Hillsborough Street. Find farm-fresh fare every Wednesday. 

Apr 15, 2015

How a Team of Engineers Is Trying to Save Dairy Farmers Time (and Money)

Five electrical engineers have taken on an unlikely project – finding a way to make the U.S. dairy industry more profitable.