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April Shaeffer of CALS Animal Science started a livestock workshop series aimed at women.

Dec 14, 2016

FarmHer Episode Live For Extension’s Newest TV Star

Cheers filled Room 205 of Polk Hall as NC State Extension technician April Shaeffer wrapped up her television debut with a smile. Shaeffer’s North Carolina Leadership and Cattle Handling for Women Producers program garnered… 

An array of poinsettias

Nov 29, 2016

Poinsettias on Display Dec. 4

Get in the holiday spirit this weekend at the annual Poinsettia Open House at NC State University’s JC Raulston Arboretum. The free event — featuring over 100 cultivars of poinsettias — will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday Dec. 4. 

Dr. Alexander Krings holds a folder containing one of the Vascular Plant Herbarium's plant specimens.

Nov 28, 2016

Faculty Focus: Behind the Scenes in the Vascular Plant Herbarium

You could hardly imagine a more nondescript setting: cinderblock walls and tile floors surround row upon row of wooden filing cabinets in three adjoining rooms of Gardner Hall. Behind the… 

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Nov 22, 2016

Cooking Stuffing This Holiday? Here’s a Simple Way to Help Ward Off Foodborne Illness

Some food safety tips to help you avoid making loved ones sick this holiday season — because nothing ruins a get-together like projectile vomiting. 

Dr. David Green of the NC State Seafood Lab and CMAST

Oct 26, 2016

Synonymous with Seafood

Ask most anyone involved in North Carolina’s seafood industry if they’ve crossed paths with Dr. David Green, and chances are the answer is yes. Green wears a number of hats… 

Fayetteville green street under construction

Oct 25, 2016

One-of-a-Kind Green Street Transforms Downtown Fayetteville

A unique green street project that has the potential to breathe new life into downtown Fayetteville already has demonstrated its value while still under construction, weathering Hurricane Matthew without any… 

Kaleb Rathbone, Travis Birdsell, Jonathan Schultheis and Annette Wszelaki pose with pumpkins in a research station field.

Oct 19, 2016

Extension Agent Cultivates a Sweet Spot for Pumpkins

Extension Agent Travis Birdsell is helping Christmas tree growers and others explore a new industry for North Carolina’s high country: pumpkin production. 

NC State Extension co-PIs on CDC obesity grant

Sep 26, 2016

NC State Wins $1.5 Million CDC Grant to Combat Obesity

Efforts to combat obesity in eastern North Carolina just got a big boost, thanks to a new $1.5 million grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 

NC State Howling Cow ice cream at the N.C. State Fair

Sep 20, 2016

Get the Scoop! New Howling Cow Flavor to Debut at N.C. State Fair

Does it have chocolate? Is it fruit-based? Crunchy? Swirly? Get a sneak peek of Howling Cow’s new ice cream flavor, created exclusively for the N.C. State Fair! 

Sheep graze between rows of solar panels.

Sep 12, 2016

Got Sheep? Want A Solar Farm?

Sometimes, a flock of sheep is better than a lawn mower. Many solar energy companies have started leasing land from farmers to build solar farms – and hiring sheep (or,…