A Perfect Pairing
NC State Dining and Agroecology Education Farm work together to bring fresh, local food to the university’s dining halls.
Made in the Shade: Research Focuses on Combining Forestry and Livestock Grazing
Silvopasture – the practice of combining forestry with forage and livestock production – is rare in North America, but the practice could bring both economic and environmental benefits on marginal lands where traditional row cropping hasn’t worked.
Organic Tobacco: Better Ways to Get Off to a Good Start
Interest in organic tobacco farming has been growing in recent years, and at NC State University, researchers are taking the guessing game out of one of the most important steps in production: how best to fertilize seedlings.
Extension Clinic Helps Beekeepers Protect Their Colonies
As news continues to grow about problems faced by honey bees, NC State Extension is using the latest science to help beekeepers assess one of the most important factors in their colonies’ success — the health of their queens.
New Program Addresses the Business of Farming
A new Executive Farm Management Program aims to help North Carolina farmers effectively lead complex organizations and compete on a global scale.
A Tree’s Life: Easy Citizen Science for Healthier Trees
Red maple trees have important jobs to do – and so could you, if you happen to have one in your yard and just a few minutes to spare each year.
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.