Online Turfgrass Field Day #1 is 6/24
NC State's annual Turfgrass Field Day is usually a huge, humid, one-day event in August. But as with everything 2020, this year it's changing - and offering unique opportunities.
Decision Tools Bolster Cotton Picks
Not all farms grow food. Cotton is NC’s second-largest cash crop with over a half-million acres grown each year. NC State Crop and Soil Sciences Extension offers agronomic decision tools to help growers navigate their way to success.
SATELLITE Camp: Experimenting with College
NC State students don’t just learn from instructors, some of them become one. SATELLITE Camp is a STEM high school outreach program led by NC State Caldwell Fellows and other undergraduate students. Thanks to quick teamwork, the event was held virtually this year.
Preserving Plant Progress
Wayne Holder and his team have wisely and effectively followed safety best practices to ensure the health and safety of the team and the plants. We are thankful for Wayne and the entire Method Road staff for their often behind-the-scenes work to make our breeding programs possible.
Grower Spotlight: Pace Family Farms
Michelle Pace Davis is a sixth generation Johnston County farmer who has learned the importance of farm adaptability, ag education and customer connections. Part of her farm’s mission is to invite and to educate - including students from her alma mater.
#StillFarming and #StillStudying
For many of our students, returning home for online classes meant returning to work. Daniel McDonald's family operates McDonald Brothers Farm in Red Springs, NC. Online classes have to fit into farm work.
Duplin County 4-H Sprouts Online Programs
Unwilling to lose touch with her 4-H students, Duplin County Extension Program Assistant and NC State student Charmae Kendall launched several online activities for 4-Hers stuck at home.
University Scientists Grow Water Savings with Drought-Tolerant Turfgrass
A network of turfgrass researchers from six major universities, led by NC State, is reducing our lawn's irrigation needs with drought-tolerant turfgrasses that are attractive and healthy with minimal water.
High Schoolers Grow Into Scholars at NC Youth Institute
“How will we sustainably feed 10 billion people by 2050 with less land and water, and with erratic weather patterns?” asked Barbara Stinson, President of the World Food Prize. “Future agricultural leaders must answer these questions.”
Thoughts from a 2020 graduate: A season of loss & gratitude…
The following is a blog post from Isabella Rocco, a graduating senior in communications, who took Bob Patterson's World Population and Food Prospects class (STS 323) in her first semester at NC State. We are happy to share Isabella's words of encouragement (with permission) to fellow students.