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Mar 18, 2015

USDA Chief Wants Calmer Dialogue on Genetic Engineering

The Hunt Library serves as neutral ground in the debate over genetically engineered crops as the university hosts Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and stakeholders from across the industry. 

Dec 15, 2014

Still the Farmer’s Best Friend

Now 100 years old, the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service is finding new ways to serve North Carolina — with help from NC State. 

Dec 3, 2014

Mapping Human Disease: ‘Not All Pathogens Are Everywhere’

NC State researchers map human disease pathogens and find distinct regions for vectored and non-vectored diseases. 

Nov 12, 2014

Expert Speaks on Future of Agriculture

The USDA's Sonny Ramaswamy discusses the world's agricultural challenges at a free event Thursday, Nov. 20. The talk is part of Cooperative Extension’s centennial celebration. 

Oct 27, 2014

Incubating Innovation

From new methods for creating biofuels and determining heart risk to fridge-free food processing and a more efficient fuel injector, NC State researchers are developing innovative approaches to global challenges. The Chancellor's Innovation Fund is supporting their work. 

Oct 20, 2014

NC State Researchers Advance Genome Editing Technique

NC State researchers advance gene cut-and-replace technique. 

Sep 16, 2014

NC State Receives Grant to Improve African Sweet Potatoes

NC State receives $12.4 million grant to improve sweet potatoes grown in sub-Saharan Africa. The project could help alleviate hunger in the region. 

Sep 11, 2014

Corn Spots: Study Finds Important Genes in Defense Response

NC State researchers scour the corn genome to find top candidate genes that control an important defense response. 

Sep 8, 2014

CALS Department Renamed

As a result of the reorganization of cooperative extension, the academic department that formerly housed youth development programs has a new name. 

Sep 4, 2014

Ag Day Celebrates State’s Top Industry

Don't miss the annual celebration of NC State’s agricultural heritage. The festivities begin Friday with a private screening of “Farmland” and continue Saturday at Carter-Finley Stadium.