Extension Specialist Addresses U.S. House Ag Committee
NC State’s Guido van der Hoeven tells members of the U.S. House of Representatives’ Committee on Agriculture that current tax laws create impediments for farmers who’d like to retire as well as for people who’d like to enter the profession.
Xiang Explores the Evolutionary History of Dogwood Diversity
With flowering dogwoods in full bloom, NC State’s Jenny Xiang takes time out to discuss her research to understand more about the intriguing evolutionary history of its genus.
Project Aims for New and Better Cover Crops
NC State University’s Chris Reberg-Horton is among collaborators in a nationwide project to develop new and better cover crops.
Breeding a Better Stevia Plant for the Southeast
At NC State University, scientists are working on something sweet, experimenting with ways to improve a plant that yields a sweetener known as stevia.
Program Builds Leaders for North Carolina Agriculture
With farmers making up only 2 percent of the population, James Lamb believes it’s more important than ever for them to let the public know about agriculture. That’s just one of the reasons he devoted 50 days over two years to a program aimed at preparing agricultural leaders for North Carolina.
NC Ag Awareness Day Supports Research to Grow Agriculture
Nearly 500 people gathered in Raleigh recently for North Carolina Ag Awareness Day, an event designed to celebrate agriculture and its $84 billion a year contribution to the state’s economy.
Faculty Focus: Julieta Sherk Wins Fulbright Award
Julieta Sherk will head to Mexico next fall as a J. William Fulbright Global Scholar in Science and Technology. Learn more about her passion for landscape design as a vehicle for social change and improved community development.
Curtis to Return to NC State as Poultry Science Head
Dr. Patricia Curtis, an expert in poultry and egg processing and product technology, has been appointed head of NC State University’s Prestage Department of Poultry Science.
“Greater Good” Award to Boost Sweet Potato Research
A plan to shed more light on the complicated genetics of the sweet potato has garnered two NC State University scientists an Agricultural Greater Good Initiative Award from the genomics company Illumina.
Economists Share 2017 Outlook at Ag Development Forum
Dr. Mike Walden discussed some of the key economic goals of President Donald Trump’s new administration, while Dr. Blake Brown focused on the outlook for North Carolina’s farmers.