Supporting Local Businesses During the Holidays
As you go about your holiday shopping this year, don’t forget about local businesses like Sanderson Wreaths, who are using products from N.C. farms to create beautiful works of art.
How to Pick the Perfect Pumpkin
This most sincere pumpkin segment offers tips from NC State scientist Penny Perkins-Veazie on which types of pumpkins work best for your jack-o-lanterns and how to make the most out of your decorations.
N.C. Farm School is Helping a Flower Business Bloom
More and more people are taking an interest in agriculture, like Hannah Ross and her budding flower shop in Raleigh. Join us as we explore how Extension's farm school is helping Hannah and others pursue their dreams.
Protect the Pollinator – NC State Works to Preserve Billion Dollar Bees
Dwindling honey bee colonies are a global concern - a $15 billion concern. Bees help pollinate more than 100 crops, providing invaluable support to North Carolina's $84 billion agriculture industry. Busy bees, indeed.
Spring is for N.C. Strawberries
Strawberry breeder Gina Fernandez develops new strawberry varieties for North Carolina growers, which makes it easier for you to enjoy that strawberry shortcake or pick-your-own berries experience during the spring!
Science to Scoops: Behind-the-Scenes with NC State’s Dairy Enterprise System
Join Gary Cartwright as he introduces the one-of-a-kind Dairy Enterprise System at NC State, including an inside scoop on the university's Howling Cow brand of ice cream and treats.
Milk Safety and the N.C. Dairy Industry
We often get questions about the health benefits and safety of dairy products. What milk should I drink? Are there antibiotics or growth hormones in milk? Shannon Davidson, NC State Extension dairy specialist, has your answers.
Growing Farmers to Feed Our Future
NC State Extension and the Breeze Farm Incubator are addressing the need to develop future farmers, ensuring the sustainability of our state’s leading industry and the availability of foods and goods that support our society.
Discover Shiitake Mushrooms and Local Foods at Fogwood Farm
Brenda Sutton of Fogwood Farm grows the dark-loving delicacies that are shiitake mushrooms, along with blueberries and other fruits used to make jams and jellies, all of which they supply to local restaurants and stores.
City Kids Come To The Farm
Each spring CALS throws open the barn doors to thousands of area school children, teachers and families for a unique hands-on experience with agriculture.