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Month: June 2017

composting lab

Jun 29, 2017

At This Campus Lab, Worms Eat Your Leftovers

Worms at the NC State Composting Learning Lab recycle organic material like food waste into compost. 

strawberries in a bowl

Jun 29, 2017

Healthy Eating Campaign Targets Mothers of Young Children

A new social marketing campaign launched by NC State’s SNAP-Ed Steps to Health program encourages mothers to model healthy eating for their young children. 

Two men carving meat

Jun 27, 2017

Register Now for Carolina Meat Conference

The fifth annual Carolina Meat Conference, the country’s largest gathering of makers of pastured meat, will take place Sept. 25 and 26 at the Millennium Center in Winston-Salem. 

blueberries in the field

Jun 26, 2017

Breeding Better Blueberries

Scientist Hamid Ashrafi builds on a strong NC State tradition in developing berries benefiting consumers and farmers alike. 

State FFA Coordinator Jason Davis

Jun 21, 2017

AgPack Strong: ‘It All Starts With Our Youth’

State FFA Coordinator Jason Davis took a quick break from convention week to talk with us about his journey and the power of youth development programs like FFA. 

Mark Weathington is director of JC Raulston Arboretum.

Jun 20, 2017

Arboretum Director: Helping Your Garden Grow

You want a green thumb, but your plants are all brown. Learn how heat and soil affect your garden, and why you should think about getting rid of your lawn. 

Tractor in a field, spreading black biochar in a 10-foot row.

Jun 20, 2017

Is Biochar a Fix for Sandy Soils?

NC State Extension specialist launches a new research project to see if biochar in a field setting lives up to recent hype. 

Outdoor shot of Matt Bertone and three Master Gardeners

Jun 15, 2017

NC State Holds First N.C. Extension Master Gardener College

More than 100 Extension volunteers from across the state worked to improve their gardening GPA – “Good Planting Advice” – when they gathered at NC State University last week for the first-ever North Carolina Extension Master Gardener College. 

CALS alumna Kim Shearer

Jun 13, 2017

AgPack Strong: A World of Possibilities

Kim Shearer, who earned NC State degrees in plant biology and horticultural science in 2013, is now the tree and shrub breeder at The Morton Arboretum in Lisle, Ill. Find out how she landed her dream job — and why plants make her happy. 

NC State gateway

Jun 5, 2017

Dole Appointed Associate Dean

Dr. John Dole has been appointed associate dean and director of academic programs for NC State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.