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Month: May 2017

This year, North Carolina will have its first hemp crop in decades, and NC State research and extension work will help shape the crop's future here.

May 30, 2017

NC State Hemp Research Gets Underway

When it comes to growing hemp in North Carolina, prospective growers have lots of questions. And now that NC State scientists and extension specialists have secured seeds, they’ll soon begin experiments designed to yield answers. 

AGI student Charlie Goode

May 25, 2017

Student Spotlight: Hitting it Out of the Park with AGI

Charlie Goode dreams of being a groundskeeper at a major league stadium. And his experience in the Agricultural Institute (AGI) helped put him a big step closer. 

viburnum with clusters of small white flowers

May 22, 2017

Expand Your Garden Palette with Choice Plants

Looking for something new to spruce up your yard or garden? For those in the Southeast or mid-Atlantic, JC Raulston Arboretum’s Choice Plants program has several recommendations. 

People seated at tables outside.

May 17, 2017

Tickets Available for Farm to Fork Weekend Events

The Center for Environmental Farming Systems’ Farm to Fork Weekend is coming soon, and tickets remain for June 2’s Sustainable Supper featuring food writer and culinary historian Michael Twitty and for June 4’s Farm to Fork Picnic. 

Student standing beside tractor.

May 16, 2017

Student Spotlight: NC State Helps Ethan Jordan Address Real-World Farm Questions

NC State junior Ethan Jordan lives in two worlds: On the weekends, he’s usually working on his family’s Columbus County farm. Then on weekdays, he’s on campus, pursuing a degree in agribusiness management. These worlds came together recently in practical research Jordan presented at a university symposium. 

Farmer with laptop looks at farming equipment

May 9, 2017

Big Data Yields Plant Sciences Innovation

Computer scientists, data analytics experts and information technology professionals will play a role in the success of the North Carolina Plant Sciences Initiative. A recent workshop focused on how to improve the collection, analysis and applicability of agriculture’s big data. 

Student near brick walls spreading pine bark mulch around a plant.

May 1, 2017

Horticultural Science Students Design Pollinator Garden That’s a Work of Art

NC State University’s Gregg Museum touts a collection of 34,000 objects of art and design, and now, thanks to the work of horticultural science students, it has a new artful garden designed to attract bees and other pollinators.