Stories From 2021

Dec 1, 2021

Study Suggests Crop Insurance Plays Small Role in Discouraging Cover Crop Use in Indiana

Study findings could help researchers understand more about the unintended consequences of crop insurance subsidies.

Nov 8, 2021

Irrigation, Water Management Play Key Roles in Smoothing Drought Impacts

Researchers take a historical view of agricultural production and weather data to learn more about farmers' responses to drought in the U.S.

Oct 31, 2021

Extension Conference Resources Roundup

Sharing knowledge and research through an annual conference is an activity that makes the Cooperative Extension stronger.

Oct 29, 2021

Bethany Barnes Allison: ARE’s Outstanding Young Alumna

Bethany Barnes Allison learned the meaning of hard work at a young age. A strong work ethic and success in the industry makes her a shining example of what it means to be an ARE outstanding young alumna.

Oct 25, 2021

Warmer Temperatures May Decrease Yields of Densely Planted Corn

The study’s findings could help farmers make better decisions about crop density and variety – whether conventional hybrid or GM crops – before planting season, based on forecasted temperatures.

Oct 25, 2021

N.C.’s Export Niche Grows

What started out as a 15-acre experiment for family-owned Scott Farms has turned into a profitable export crop. Hear from Dewey Scott and Blake Brown about the status of the sweetpotato industry in NC.

Oct 25, 2021

People, Generations, and Land – NC Farm School 2022

Bianca and Paris Sharpe are keeping the farm going and in the family with the help of NC Farm School.

Sep 29, 2021

Students Find Their Strengths With Noodles and Marshmallows

Students learned how to identify their own strengths as well as the strengths of their teammates during a competitive group activity.

Sep 27, 2021

New Extension Fact Sheets Published on Farm Liability

N.C. Cooperative Extension has published two new fact sheets regarding a farm operator’s or landowner’s liability for injuries to the public on and off the farm.

Sep 27, 2021

Futures and Price Risk Management Webinar Presentation

Schweizer's presentation includes information about grain marketing, hedging, basis and futures.