N.C. State Snags New Plant Scientist, Continues Growth at N.C. Research CampusThe Plants for Human Health Institute continues its expansion efforts by adding another established scientist to its team at the N.C. Research Campus in Kannapolis. Dr. Tzung-Fu Hsieh is developing a research program centered on the biological systems of flowering plants, including fruits and vegetables.
N.C. Strawberry Project Serves as Model for Research and Outreach EffortsRepresentatives from N.C. State University's Plants for Human Health Institute and Johnson & Wales University discuss the N.C. Strawberry Project, sponsored by the Golden LEAF Foundation. The institutions have developed a dynamic, first-of-its-kind partnership that will help breed a better N.C. strawberry.
Pack ‘N Cool Construction SummaryN.C. State University’s Plants for Human Health Institute has developed a mobile refrigeration trailer – the “Pack ‘N Cool” – that agricultural producers can use...
“Pack ‘N Cool” Provides Farmers with Mobile Refrigeration SolutionMobile, Cost-efficient Alternative to Commercial Cooler
Plant Steroids Hold Promise for Increase in Muscle Mass and Physical PerformanceResearch Focuses on Brassica Plants
N.C. State University Opens Greenhouse Complex by N.C. Research CampusN.C. State’s Plants for Human Health Institute has begun operations at three new greenhouses in Kannapolis. The $340,000 greenhouse complex will strengthen N.C. State’s infrastructure at the N.C. Research Campus, creating about 10,000 square feet of additional space.
PHHI Postdoc Jump-starts Campus CollaborationAt the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis, the N.C. State University Plants for Human Health Institute and the Dole Nutrition Research Laboratory have collaborated to form a joint industry-academic postdoctoral position, the first of its kind at the campus.
Kannapolis Scholars Conference (July 27, 2012)The Kannapolis Scholars, a program of N.C. State University at the N.C. Research Campus, is hosting its second conference on how to address the challenges...
EEOI Training at N.C. Research Campus (August 27-28, 2012)An Equal Employment Opportunity Institute (EEOI) training is being offered at the N.C. Research Campus. N.C. requires that all newly appointed managers and supervisors at a state agency or university attend the EEOI training within the first year of employment.
N.C. State Hosting Scientists from Bhutan at N.C. Research CampusPartnership Aiding Global Conservation Efforts
Kannapolis Scholars Conference Focuses on the Role of Exercise in Obesity PreventionThe Kannapolis Scholars, a program of N.C. State University at the N.C. Research Campus, is hosting its second conference on how to address the challenges of obesity. “Lost in Translation: A Conversation on Exercise and Obesity” will be held on Friday, July 27, 2012.
The Produce Lady Offers Free Live Video Stream Canning DemonstrationDr. Ben Chapman, a food safety specialist with N.C. Cooperative Extension, will join Brenda Sutton, The Produce Lady, in two live, one-hour demonstrations on proper canning techniques.
Dr. Slavko Komarnytsky Contributes Chapter to New BookUsing Antibodies to Deliver Drugs More Accurately to Diagnose and Treat Diseases
The Produce Lady Learns About PHHI Blueberry, Broccoli ResearchThe Produce Lady (Brenda Sutton) interviews Dr. Mary Ann Lila (left), director of the Plants for Human Health Institute, and Dr. Allan Brown, applied molecular geneticist with the Institute, about blueberry and broccoli research, respectively. Learn about cutting-edge research that contributes toward advances in human health.
PHHI Business Director Wins Award for ExcellenceTara Vogelien received a 2012 Award for Excellence from N.C. State’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. The award annually recognizes outstanding individual accomplishments and contributions to the college mission.
N.C. State Develops Mobile Hand-washing StationsModels Help Farmers Reduce Food Safety Risks
N.C. State Program Awards Funding to Expand 13 Agricultural BusinessesThe North Carolina Value-Added Cost Share (NCVACS) program this week announced the recipients of its 2012 equipment cost share awards. NCVACS awarded $269,883 to 13 agricultural operations across the state.
N.C. Artisan Cheese Operation Grows with NCVACS AwardHoney Mountain Farm Dairy Facility Can Produce 86,000 Pounds of Cheese Annually
N.C. Research Campus Catalyst GroupResearchers from the Plants for Human Health Institute (PHHI) will take part in the first N.C. Research Campus Catalyst Group on April 12, 2012. Participating PHHI researchers include Dr. Allan Brown and Dr. Sirius Li.
N.C. State Seeking Students for N.C. Research Campus InternshipsPHHI is looking for interns to work and study at its state-of-the-art scientific facility at the N.C. Research Campus in Kannapolis this summer.
Sunburst Trout Adds Smoker with NCVACS, USDA AwardsN.C. Fish Farm Expands Value-Added Product Line with Trout Smoker
Cottle Farms Exploring Value-Added Muscadine Products with NCVACS AwardCottle Growing Muscadines for New Bottled Smoothie
Chapel Hill Creamery Expands Cheese Production with NCVACS, USDA FundsChapel Hill Creamery Awarded NCVACS, USDA Funds
Graduate Students Affiliated with PHHI Win AwardsGraduate students of Dr. Penelope Perkins-Veazie, professor with N.C. State Plants for Human Health Institute, were recently recognized for their research projects at the American Society of Horticultural Science (ASHS) Southern Region meeting in Birmingham, Ala.
PHHI Lays Groundwork for Cabbage Breeding ProgramTwo scientists with the N.C. State University Plants for Human Health Institute at the N.C. Research Campus in Kannapolis are studying more than 300 cabbage varieties as part of the initial phase in a cabbage breeding program.
N.C. State Blackberry, Raspberry Website Wins AwardASHS Awards N.C. Blackberry & Raspberry Growers Portal
N.C. State Helps Agricultural Businesses Gain $1.2 Million in USDA GrantsN.C. State University’s N.C. Value-Added Cost Share (NCVACS) program provided more than $100,000 in matching funds to help eight N.C. agricultural producers secure nearly $1.2 million in USDA grants.
N.C. MarketReady Announces 2012 Equipment Funding for Agricultural OperationsThe North Carolina Value-Added Cost Share program is accepting applications for the 2012 equipment cost share funding cycle. The program provides up to $50,000 to agricultural producers and processors seeking to purchase specialized equipment to start or grow a value-added operation.
New N.C. Blackberry Production Budget AvailableNorth Carolina blackberry growers have an updated sample operating budget to guide them in tracking, maintaining and managing their business costs.
PHHI Researcher Receives Vegetable Publication AwardDr. Penelope Perkins-Veazie, a postharvest physiologist with the Plants for Human Health Institute, received the 2011 Vegetable Publication Award from the American Society for Horticultural Science.
N.C. MarketReady Faculty Teach Business Planning at Piedmont Farm SchoolTwo N.C. State University faculty members based at the N.C. Research Campus will be instructors in the 2012 Piedmont Farm School, presented by N.C. Cooperative Extension. Mike Roberts and Jonathan Baros, both affiliated with the N.C. State agricultural and resource economics department, will teach business planning seminars. Baros is also a member of N.C. MarketReady, the Cooperative Extension outreach of the Plants for Human Health Institute.
PHHI Receives Grand Challenges Explorations FundingBill & Melinda Gates Foundation Initiative Awards $100,000
Southeast Strawberry Expo 2011The Southeast Strawberry Expo heads to the Raleigh-Durham area from November 6-8, 2011. This year's event will take place at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel in Durham. The Expo traditionally offers workshops, a farm tour, a trade show and educational sessions.
N.C. MarketReady Awards 2011 Equipment Cost ShareThe N.C. Value-Added Cost Share (NCVACS) program, administered by N.C. MarketReady, recently selected 12 agricultural operations to receive nearly $170,000 in funding for value-added equipment purchases.
Putting the Pieces Together: Sequencing the Blueberry Genome
Watch a video outlining how Dr. Allan Brown is leading a team that is sequencing the blueberry genome. The work is a major step toward understanding the genetic information of the blueberry and is expected to yield new discoveries in both medical and agricultural research.