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Crop Science Assistantships

Graduate Research Assistant – M.S., Forage Management, 0.5 time

Conduct independent research in the area of forage management and soil ecology with focus on establishment and management of perennial and annual monoculture and mixtures of forages on research stations and cooperating farmers’ fields in North Carolina. This position is in collaboration with scientists in the Department of Soil Science and Department of Animal Science.

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Congratulations to Joe Priest

Joe Priest
Joe Priest received the Excellence in Agriculture award presented by the NC Commissioner of Agriculture, Mr. Steve Troxler.

This award recognizes nearly 50 years of outstanding service to tobacco farmers and the tobacco industry

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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