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Class of 2017 Explores Impact of Genetically Modified Organisms on Agricultural Industry

Learning Lab I is an annual experience designed and implemented by first-year Park Scholars. This educational program affords students an opportunity to learn about leadership by understanding the people, history, strengths, and challenges of North Carolina through the context of a theme selected by the class.

Vance Whitaker ‘03 Crosses Agriculture with Business to Breed Sweet Career

Vance Whitaker ‘03, an assistant professor at the University of Florida, graduated from NC State with degrees in horticultural science and agricultural business management. He now has what might be the sweetest job on earth: he breeds strawberries.

Jacob Rutz ’14 Travels to Cuba to Research Sustainable Urban Agriculture

posted 2011.02.24   Soon after the spring semester was underway, Jacob Rutz ‘14 touched down in Havana to meet with farmers and researchers and learn about agricultural techniques used in the island nation.   Jacob Rutz ‘14 examines lettuce grown on an urban farm. Rutz, a plant and soil science major with a concentration in agroecology, was the only student in the delegation headed by Natural Environmental and Ecological Management Corporation (NEEM) founder and director Jeff Ensminger. NEEM is a Durham-based nonprofit
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