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Modern Farm Tech

Brandon Batten uses modern ag tech daily on his Four Oaks farm, and he's looking ahead to advancements that'll make his operation increasingly efficient.


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

Over the last year, more people have experimented with baking sourdough bread. Now, researchers, including Applied Ecology’s Erin McKenny, are taking sourdough science to a new level.

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CALS Homegrown Sourdough Bread

Risk and Resilience

North Carolina Farmers have faced significant stress in recent years, and COVID-19 has made matters worse. Find out what NC State is doing to help turn the tide.

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