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A New Chapter: CALS Holding Listening Sessions for the 2013 Strategic Plan

The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences invites you to attend Listening Sessions to meet with Dean Rich Linton and to discuss the College's Strategic Plan.

What will the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences look like in 10, 25, 50 years? This strategic planning initiative is designed to sketch a path to the future for the College. Through a series of listening sessions and other interactions with faculty, staff, students, friends and stakeholders, CALS hopes to develop a picture of where the College is today along with a vision for where they want to be in the future.

CALS intends for this process to be inclusive and transparent. They have a designatd web page that is designed to keep you up-to-date about what’s going on with the initiative, and it will serve as an archive for what’s been accomplished so far. They plan to update the page frequently, so please check back and help them chart a path to the future.

For more information, contact Dr. Marshall Stewart, at or 919-515-1681. For the latest updates, follow ncsu_cals on Twitter.

Listening sessions:

Listening sessions are being held throughout the state. They are open to the public.

Registration is encouragedHERE

•January 7: McKimmon Center, N.C. State University Campus, 1101 Gorman Street, Raleigh, 12-2 p.m. |

•January 7: N.C. Farm Bureau, 5301 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh, 4-6 p.m. |

•January 10: McKimmon Center, N.C. State University Campus, 1101 Gorman Street, Raleigh, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. |

•January 11: N.C. Biotechnology Center, 15 TW Alexander Drive, Research Triangle Park, 4-6 p.m. | i

•January 24: Duplin County Extension Center, 165 Agriculture Drive, Kenansville, 8-10 a.m.|

•January 24: Vernon G. James Research and Extension Center, 207 Research Station Road, Plymouth, 4-6 p.m. |

•February 6: Union County Extension Center, 3230-D Presson Road, Monroe, 8-10 a.m. |

•February 7: Iredell County Extension Center, 444 Bristol Drive, Statesville, 4-6 p.m. |

•February 8: Western North Carolina Ag Center, Virginia Boone Center, 1301 Fanning Bridge Road, Fletcher, 8-10 a.m. |

•February 8: Madison County Extension Center, 258 Carolina Lane, Marshall, 4-6 p.m. |

For more information, please contact Jennifer Bernabi at or 919-515-6212. is dedicated to serving the agricultural industry in the Carolinas and Virginia with the latest ag news, exclusive regional weather station readings, and key crop market information. The website is a companion of the Southern Farm Network, provider of daily agricultural radio programming to the Carolinas since 1974. presents radio programs, interviews and news relevant to crop and livestock production and research throughout the mid-Atlantic agricultural community.