The Harvester

The Crop Science Newsletter

The Harvester Summer 2014 Edition


About Crop Science

The Department of Crop Science is a preeminent department focused on food production, sustainable agriculture, and healthy turfgrass for sports and recreation.
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Masters Research Assistantship Available

We are seeking a motivated Masters student to contribute to a food systems and food security grant-funded project that focuses on increasing access to fresh, locally sourced fruits and vegetables for Wake County childcare facilities serving low-income children. This is a grant-funded multidisciplinary graduate assistantship (details below) in partnership with Wake County Cooperative Extension, and will be co-advised by Dr. Dara Bloom (Department of Youth, Family, & Community Sciences) and Dr. Michelle Schroeder-Moreno (Department of Crop Science) at North Carolina State University (NCSU). In this project, the graduate student will be responsible for coordinating logistics and training needs with local producers to build farmers’ production and marketing capacity. In addition, student will be responsible for facilitating communication and translating expectations between farmers/aggregators and child care facilities. The student will be expected to work in collaboration with the Wake County Cooperative Extension in order to achieve these objectives.

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News and Events
Dr Ramsey Lewis

Dr. Ramsey Lewis
named University Faculty Scholar

Dr. Ramsey Lewis, Associate Professor in Crop Science, has been named a University Faculty Scholar for 2014-15! This award, created by Chancellor Randy Woodson in 2012, recognizes and rewards emerging academic leaders among all faculty at NCSU. This is one of the highest honors given to faculty at NCSU.

The University Faculty Scholars is awarded to approximately twenty faculty each year. Faculty Scholars receive $10,000 annual supplement, which may be used for supplemental salary or programmatic support. These discretionary funds will be available to Dr. Lewis from 2015-2019. Dr. Lewis’s work in applied genetics research relative to tobacco is nationally and internationally recognized. His research investigating the genetic control of important traits like carcinogen accumulation and disease resistance will improve yields and profitability for tobacco farmers. His high level of scholarship and international reputation as “the tobacco breeder” distinguishes Dr. Lewis, the Department of Crop Science, the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and NC State University. Congratulations to Dr. Ramsey Lewis on receiving this prestigious honor and recognition.

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Dr Jim Dunphy

Congratulations to Dr. Jim Dunphy for receiving the Agronomic Service Award

Dr. Jim Dunphy received the Agronomic Service Award at the recent ASA meetings in California. This award recognizes Dr. Dunphy's outstanding service to the agronomy profession, especially for his work with the tri-societies, and the Certified Crop Adviser (CCA) program.

Congratulations to Dr. Dunphy and thank you for all you do in Crop Science!



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