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Open Sesame Seeds

Planting a new crop like sesame can be risky for farmers. In this episode of Farms, Food and You, Extension Specialist David Suchoff highlights efforts to cover the start-up costs for North Carolina farmers.


Our agricultural research has a massive economic impact on rural North Carolina.


ROI: NC State Extension’s work helps fuel the N.C. economy by delivering solutions directly into the hands of the state’s citizens.


Nearly all CALS students with high-need degrees graduate with jobs that have salaries well above the state’s median income.

CALS in the News

Lucy Bradley, a horticulturist and Extension specialist, shares tips on how to grow a garden in a changing climate on NPR’s Science Friday podcast.

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Our Rich Heritage

This issue looks at forgotten crops that are now in a renaissance and creating income for farmers, the continued tradition of transformative innovation that betters our lives and supports natural resources, and our rich legacy of research, teaching and Extension.