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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.

Brandon Batten: Putting Advanced Farm Tech to Work

Brandon Batten uses modern ag technology daily on his Four Oaks farm, and he’s looking ahead to advancements that will make his operation increasingly efficient.

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CALS grad Brandon Batten sitting on a tractor

Next Episode: Taking Farm Tech to the Next Tier

What will the next wave of agricultural technology hold? Two NC State faculty members with their fingers on the pulse of technological innovation for agriculture talk about their research today and what they think it’ll mean for the farms of the future.

$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