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USDA Awards $1.8M to N.C. A&T Agriculture, Nutrition, Consumer Sciences Projects

08/02/2023 in College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, The Graduate College

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University’s College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences (CAES) will receive nearly $2 million to test environmentally friendly growing techniques, improve educational training on food allergies, strengthen nutritional science programs and more – six projects in all – as part of a competitive grant program from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture.

“A New Day for American Agriculture:” USDA Leader Visits N.C. A&T to View Climate-Smart Investments

02/14/2023 in Cooperative Extension, College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences

The U.S. Department of Agriculture‘s only twice-appointed leader, Secretary Thomas Vilsack, came to North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University and the University Farm on Wednesday, Feb. 8, to discuss the major investment USDA is making in climate-smart agriculture – and then, to get a first-hand look at those practices in action.

N.C. A&T’s Uzochukwu Named EPA Science Advisory Board CASTNET Review Panel Chair

01/19/2023 in College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences

Godfrey A. Uzochukwu, Ph.D., a professor in the College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, was named chair of the Science Advisory Board (SAB) Clean Air Status and Trends Network (CASTNET) review panel. The network was established by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in 1991 “to assess the effectiveness of emission reductions programs by reporting trends in pollutant concentrations and acidic deposition.” As of 2021, CASTNET monitors 99 sites in the United States and Canada.

N.C. A&T, Chemours Establish Partnership to Enhance Research Opportunities for Faculty, Students

04/28/2022 in Research and Economic Development, College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, College of Engineering, College of Science and Technology, Joint School of Nanoscience & Nanoengineering

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University and The Chemours Company have agreed to partner over the next three years to enhance research, educational and coaching opportunities for faculty and graduate students in areas related to chemistry and chemical engineering.

Extension Partners with Community Organizations to Bridge Vaccination Gap

05/26/2021 in Cooperative Extension, College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences

The new Cooperative Extension at N.C. A&T COVID response program was created when the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reached out to USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) offering to fund innovative Extension education to advance adult immunization in rural, medically underserved, and other hard-to-reach communities.