Nov 29, 2021  |  Student Spotlight

Student Spotlight: Spencer Haroldson

You don't have to grow up on a farm to work in agriculture. Spencer Haroldson, a junior crop biotechnology major, is motivated to improve food security by solving biological issues. 

Oct 28, 2020  |  AgPackStrong!

Alumni Spotlight: Archie Griffin Plans Farm of the Future

What keeps Archie Griffin up at night? More often than not, it’s a foreboding sense that he may one day lose the farm that his grandfather started building in the 1960s.

Aug 27, 2020

Special Crop and Soil Sciences Seminar

Dr. Matthew Vann, Asst. Prof., Dept. of Crop and Soil Sciences/NCSU, will present via Zoom (info below abstract) a seminar titled: “From Seed to Smoke – My Journey to Sustain North Carolina’s Oldest Cash Crop” 2:00 pm, Thursday, August 27, […]

Jul 8, 2020  |  Extension

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. 

May 18, 2020  |  Grower Spotlight

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.

Apr 6, 2020  |  Extension

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.

Oct 15, 2019  |  Honors and Awards

A Celebration of Innovation

10,091,963 was a number of prime importance in 2018.  It was the second patent number issued jointly to Drs. Ralph Dewey and Ramsey Lewis last year.

Jul 5, 2019

Tobacco Tour Field Day

Tue 7/23 9 AM – 3 PM Upper Coastal Plain Research, 2811 Nobles Mill Pond Rd, Rocky Mount, NC 27801, USA Register online

Apr 18, 2018

MS Exit Seminar

“The Influence of Chloride Application and Nitrogen Interaction on the Yield and Quality of Flue-Cured Tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum L.)”  Cara Pace Under the direction of Dr. Loren Fisher & Dr. Matthew Vann

Apr 11, 2018

MS Exit Seminar

“The Effect of Leaf Removal Number, Leaf Removal Timing, and Nitrogen Application rate to the Yield, Quality, Value, and Crop Throw of Flue-cured Tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum L.)”  Camden Finch Under the direction of Dr. Matthew Vann