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
Students prepare to harvest rye for Peace bread project.

Students prepare to harvest rye as part of the FriedensBrot (Freedom Bread) Project
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Dr. Michelle Schroeder Moreno receives the  NACTA Teacher Fellow Award

Dr. Michelle Schroeder Moreno receives the NACTA Teacher Fellow Award during the annual NACTA meeting in Bozeman, Montana. This national award recognizes individuals whose efforts represent the very best in agricultural higher education. Dr. Schroeder Moreno leads the Agroecology program in Crop Science.

Congratulations Dr. Moreno!


NC State wins one of Obama’s “100,000 Strong” innovation grants

Congratulations to Dr. Lori Unruh-Snyder for receiving one of President Obama's "100,000 Strong" innovation grants! Dr. Snyder will partner with the Universidad de Costa Rica to deliver a new course and a study abroad program for agricultural related disciplines at NCSU. She is partnering with the Chiquita Brands company on the project.
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