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Graze in the Shade: Silvopasture’s Benefits - by Matthew Davis, CALS research intern How can a grower be more productive per acre while improving grassland ecosystems? How do we increase production to feed a growing population while sustaining available resources? Could silvopasture help? Miguel Castillo is an assistant professor of grassland management at NC State. His passion lies at the intersection of animal nutrition and crop and soil sciences, and he’s been researching silvopasture’s ...
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The Crop and Soil Sciences Class of 2018. - Congratulations to our graduates!  
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Outreach Grows Next-Generation Leaders for Agriculture and Life Sciences - A well-known fact about U.S. agricultural jobs: The country needs far more ag professionals than American universities graduate each year. NC State’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences is out to change that, in part by encouraging pre-college students and their educators to see how diverse and important agriculture actually is. As an NC State 4-H youth development specialist for horticultural science, crop and ...
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Faculty Update - The Department of Crop and Soil Sciences is pleased to announce four faculty members who have recently completed the promotion and tenure process: Travis Gannon – tenure at the rank of associate professor Owen Duckworth – rank of professor Michelle Schroeder-Moreno – rank of professor Chris Reberg-Horton – rank of professor   Said department head Jeff Mullahey, “Congratulations to all four faculty for these significant achievements. On behalf of the department, thank you fo...
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Crop Science Professor and Soybean Expert Jim Dunphy Retires with Distinction - “The State of North Carolina acknowledges and extends its sincere appreciation for your many years of dedicated service.” The Department of Crop and Soil Sciences recognized E. James “Jim” Dunphy’s forty-two years of distinguished service at a special luncheon held April 24 in honor of his retirement. Warm words of praise and friendship were heard from a group of speakers: CALS Dean Richard Linton, NC State Exte...
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Crop and Soil Sciences Graduate Students Leadership - Crop and Soil Sciences graduate students Drew Pinnix and Wayne Roper completed the Agriculture Leadership Learning Institute (ALLI) graduate student training program conducted by Dr. Rhonda Sutton, director of CALS Leadership. Congratulations to Drew and Wayne! For more information about CALS Leadership, click here Visit NC State Department of Crop and Soil Sciences
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Crop and Soil Sciences Extension in the Field - Crop & Soil Sciences small grains specialist Angela Post informs farmers about malted barley varieties during the April 23 Malt Barley Field Tour at Oxford Research Station in Oxford, NC. Malted barley is an emerging crop in North Carolina supporting the microbrewery industry. For information about NC State extension malted barley in North Carolina, click here. For information about upcoming CALS research events and field days, click here.
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Chancellor Randy Woodson is Back in Class as Guest Lecturer - Chancellor Randy Woodson served as guest lecturer for STS 323: World Population and Food Prospects (Global Sustainable Human Development), sharing information from the Challenge of Change.  Chancellor Woodson chaired the Challenge of Change Commission, which met in 2017 to identify the challenges public universities are best poised to address, the Grand Challenge being “to sustainably feed an expanding population and improve pros...
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Meet Charlie Cahoon - Charlie Cahoon is right where we want him to be, right back here where he belongs. Crop and Soil Sciences’ new assistant professor and extension weed specialist for corn and cotton sees his new move as simply coming home. Tell us about your years as a student at NC State. I earned my undergrad degree in Agronomy -Soil Science, right here in the department. I got my Ph.D. here as well, in Crop Science with a focus on weed science, under the direction of Drs. Alan York a...
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CALS PackTrac Includes Some Crop and Soil Science Majors - Certain Crop and Soil Sciences majors are included in PackTrac, a CALS which provides guaranteed admission to students with an interest in under-represented CALS majors – and that admission could come after just one year at a North Carolina community college, unless the student prefers the traditional two year transfer plan. Participating majors include: • Agricultural Business Management • Agricultural Education • Agricultural & En...
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