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Farms, Food and You

Issues in agriculture affect not just farmers. They influence our lives every day. Explore these issues with NC State University experts and others with ties to agriculture and food-related industries in North Carolina and beyond.

Waste Solutions: From Farm Waste to Feed, Fertilizer and Energy

NC State University develops and delivers waste solutions that benefit farmers, consumers and the environment. Learn about ways that extension specialists and researchers are helping farmers use plant-based agricultural leftovers as cattle feed and turning hog waste into valuable bioenergy and fertilizers.

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Next Episode: CALS Initiatives

Three major NC State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences initiatives aim to transform agriculture and agribusiness, opening new opportunities for farmers and others.

$92.7 Billion

Food, fiber and forestry industries contribute over $92.7 billion annually to North Carolina’s economy. That’s 17 percent of the state’s $538 billion gross state product, according to “Agriculture and Agribusiness: North Carolina’s Number One Industry.”

Source: CALS Economist Mike Walden