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Aug 16, 2016

Back in the Saddle

Franklin County kicked off its 21st annual Horse Tour, where owners can gather, share and gain knowledge of the equine industry. 

Ted Feitshans headshot

Aug 15, 2016

Aikido, Ag and Environmental Law

Extension Professor Ted Feitshans is equally comfortable in the classroom, in the field or on the martial arts mat. And you might be surprised by how much they overlap. Feitshans’ long, eclectic… 

Blueberries (on a plate)

Aug 9, 2016

NC State Researchers Win $7 Million in Specialty Crops Grants

Three NC State University research and Extension projects aimed at improving specialty crops production have won more than $7 million in grants from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of… 

Aug 5, 2016

Junior Chefs Tour North Carolina’s Executive Mansion

Youth participants of the 4-H Junior Chefs program join Executive Chef David Gaydeski on a tour North Carolina’s Executive Mansion. 

4H Electric Congress Students At Work

Aug 3, 2016

Empowering Future Engineers at 4-H Electric Congress

Participants ages 11 to 18 gain hands-on experience in the fundamentals of electricity. Though the number of female electrical engineers nationwide hovers at about 8 percent, 45 percent of Electric Congress participants since 2000 have been female. 

Jul 28, 2016

Stream Conference Set

EcoStream – Stream Ecology and Restoration Conference is NC State University Stream Restoration Program’s biennial southeast stream restoration conference. The conference will be held Aug. 22-25, 2016 in Asheville, North Carolina. With preserving, enhancing,… 

A large group of young people wearing green shirts and holding a large poster participating in the 2016 North Carolina State 4-H Congress

Jul 20, 2016

1,000 4-H Hands Feed The Hungry

Nearly 500 4-H’ers lived their pledge of “hands to larger service” Monday July 18 as they joined together to pack 80,000 meals for hungry North Carolina families. 

Waste lagoon and hog houses on a farm outside of Kinston.

Jun 21, 2016

Why is hog waste so difficult to process?

Dr. John Classen, of NC State University’s Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, explains how different hog waste is from people waste and why it is so difficult to treat. He… 

Close shot of a turkey in poulty building with white feathers.

Feb 8, 2016

Extension helps spread word about avian flu threat

With authorities on high alert for avian influenza this fall and winter, North Carolina Cooperative Extension reached out across the state with educational programs aimed at helping owners of backyard poultry flocks keep the virus at bay.