Grady Miller: Helping Turfgrass Managers on the Route to Field Recovery
March’s COVID-19 shutdown caught everyone off guard. There was little time to prepare for closings and no one knew how long they would last. Many turfgrass managers and municipal employees were suddenly told to go home.
Graduate Students Maintain Momentum Through Research
Time has been a tale of two dimensions in 2020: hurry up and wait. But many graduate students in NC State Extension programs are maintaining their academic momentum through field projects as part of NC State’s research restart.
Extension Fills Field Day Void
NC Extension agents like Jenny Carleo are tapping video technology to fill the void of canceled field day gatherings. It’s a new, timely skill set that agents are scrambling to master for their clients’ benefit.
New Extension Virtual Event Library
Crop and Soil Sciences introduces a living library of recorded Extension training videos suited for both growers and industry professionals.
2020 Tobacco Field Day Goes Virtual
The 2020 Tobacco Field Day will be held as a series of recorded expert presentations starting 7/13 suited to both growers and industry professionals.
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.
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.
Agroecology Farm Goes Solo with Big Impact
NC State’s Agroecology Education Farm is normally a bustling hub of student and volunteer activity. But now, farm manager Alison Reeves is farming solo but making a big impact on campus and in the community.
Tobacco Planting Persists
North Carolina tobacco growers are experiencing a 1-2 punch from COVID-19 - both in market demand and production. While tobacco isn’t a food crop, it does play an important role on many family farms and to NC’s farm economy - especially in rural areas. NC State Extension is working with growers to connect the dots in this unusual planting season.