Climate Change and Agriculture
Greatly affected greatly by storms, droughts, floods, heat and cold, agriculture is vulnerable to climate change. In this episode of Farms, Food and You, experts discuss climate change’s effects on ag, ag’s effects on climate change, and how the industry can help address it.
Extension Educates Farmworkers on Vaccination
NC State Extension has trained some 600 farmworkers in North Carolina about vaccination, especially related to COVID-19, and new federal funding will enhance the effort.
PSI Profile: Chris Reberg-Horton, Platform Director for Resilient Agricultural Systems
The North Carolina Plant Sciences Initiative’s platform director for resilient agricultural systems shares thoughts on the position, the initiative, agriculture and NC State.
What’s Up With N.C. Hemp
With modern hemp production heading into its fifth growing season in North Carolina, what does the future hold for this crop? That’s a question that’s likely on the minds of over 1,500 licensed growers and others in the hemp industry —and the one we explore in this episode of Farms, Food, and You.
Outdoor Play: At Your Doorstep
Getting outside is good for kids’ health, education and relationships. An updated guide from NC State offers parenting strategies to help make it happen.
For the Next Agricultural Revolution, Look to the Microbiome
A national task force led by scientists with NC State ties says the plant microbiome could be key to unlocking the agricultural revolution needed to feed a fast-growing world population.
NC State Goes All Out to Support Hemp Growers
Amid booming consumer interest in CBD, NC State Extension and its research partners fill in the knowledge gap in a fast-growing agricultural industry.
Planting a Seed
NC State University celebrates the groundbreaking for a state-of-the-art Plant Sciences Building.
A ceremonial groundbreaking at NC State marks a new chapter in the university’s efforts to accelerate plant-related research, train the next generation of plant scientists and help farmers put problem-solving discoveries to work.
USDA-ARS plant breeder and geneticist at NC State helps soybean farmers overcome drought as they push for higher yields.