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Month: March 2017

Horticulture Competition Team at Utah NCLC

Mar 31, 2017

HortPack does ‘Plantastic’ Job at National Collegiate Landscaping Competition

The Horticulture Competition Team at NC State returned from Utah with a 7th place finish competing against 60 colleges and universities from across the United States and Canada. The 4-day event offered 15 workshops, 81 career fair booths, event briefings and competitions in 28 areas of applied horticulture. This year’s team was comprised of 22 students,… 

Farm field with cover crop.

Mar 29, 2017

Project Aims for New and Better Cover Crops

NC State University’s Chris Reberg-Horton is among collaborators in a nationwide project to develop new and better cover crops. 

brandon stevia research

Mar 28, 2017

Breeding a Better Stevia Plant for the Southeast

At NC State University, scientists are working on something sweet, experimenting with ways to improve a plant that yields a sweetener known as stevia. 

James Lamb in tractor cab.

Mar 27, 2017

Program Builds Leaders for North Carolina Agriculture

With farmers making up only 2 percent of the population, James Lamb believes it’s more important than ever for them to let the public know about agriculture. That’s just one of the reasons he devoted 50 days over two years to a program aimed at preparing agricultural leaders for North Carolina. 

Little girl on tractor at CALS Farm Animal Days

Mar 23, 2017

Five Things To Know About Farm Animal Days 2017

Maybe you’re a longtime Farm Animal Days expert. Maybe you’ve already picked your date and registered online (though you don’t have to register in order to attend), and all that’s left is to decide whether you’ll try roping a cow right away, or go straight for the free Howling Cow ice cream. 

Hands plating food

Mar 22, 2017

Restaurant and Farm Pairings Set for 10th Anniversary Farm to Fork Picnic

Farm to Fork Picnic Weekend events will feature culinary historian Michael Twitty and celebrate relationships between local farmers, chefs and culinary artisans. 

Gov. Roy Cooper at Ag Awareness Day podium.

Mar 22, 2017

NC Ag Awareness Day Supports Research to Grow Agriculture

Nearly 500 people gathered in Raleigh recently for North Carolina Ag Awareness Day, an event designed to celebrate agriculture and its $84 billion a year contribution to the state’s economy. 

BAE's L.T. Woodlief receives an award for 45 years of service to NC State

Mar 22, 2017

Faculty Focus: 45 Years and Going Strong

Labin “L.T.” Woodlief Jr. has worked for NC State University for 45 years. And he’s eyeing the big 5-0. Woodlief is a research specialist in the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering. 

Dr. Rob Dunn just published a new book about the risks of lack of biodiversity in food.

Mar 17, 2017

Yes, We Might Have No Bananas

Rob Dunn’s newest book, “Never Out of Season,” examines the risks of a lack of biodiversity in our food supply. Dunn is a professor in the Department of Applied Ecology. 

girl holding carrots and radishes

Mar 7, 2017

Online Dashboards Illustrate Local Foods Spending Data

Where are North Carolinians buying local foods? How much are they spending? These are just some of the questions being answered through a collaboration of the NC 10% Campaign and RTI International.