Perspectives Online, The Magazine of The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Fall 2005 Issue

Burley tobacco in the piedmont and eastern North Carolina? College faculty members are working to make it so. Tobacco farmland becomes a farm pond for freshwater shrimp business. North Carolina’s small-fruit and vegetable industries are revitalized by College program. A Cooperative Extension workshop explores organic grain and oilseed production. MuscadinePlus nutritional supplement means agribusiness opportunity for Duplin County. Cooperative Extension provides communities’ Gateway to N.C. State. Gateway project helps teachers build students’ understanding of science. College programs prepare students to succeed in ‘real world’ careers. Farm-related entertainment enterprises blaze trails for economic development. New laboratory enhances botany and plant pathology research that supports state’s commodities. Dr. Brian Faris teaches life lessons as he gives livestock lessons to 4-H youth.