Stories From 2020

Sep 1, 2020

The Grow Box

The Grow Box is a gives youth and their families the opportunity to explore their backyard or the natural spaces near them with guided activities designed to develop their science skills. You’ll grow plants together, search for seeds, raise microgreens, and get creative with the hands-on activities in each box.

Aug 26, 2020

Allen Named Associate Director for Academic Programs

The youth, family and community sciences professor will coordinate student success programs, lead graduate programs and manage distance education, summer school and non-credit course programs.

Aug 26, 2020

Climate Change, Crop Yields and Risk Management for Farmers

Helping farmers adjust to how climate change is affecting crop yield.

Aug 24, 2020

Community Gardens: To Plant Is To Believe

Community gardens can give people who don’t have land the chance to grow healthy food while connecting with others. At a garden on a former North Carolina plantation, refugees from Myanmar are reconnecting with their agrarian roots.

Aug 5, 2020

Working Toward a More Equitable Food System

For Shorlette Ammons and others who are part of the Committee on Racial Equity, a better understanding of race and racialization in our past and present food system is key to an equitable future.

Aug 4, 2020

Local Food, Local Opportunities

Interest in locally grown food has grown over the past two decades, and the pandemic has brought more attention to this important segment of North Carolina’s agriculture industry. But it’s also brought challenges and opportunities.

Aug 3, 2020

Graduate Mental Health

Students were disappointed when the mental health symposium for grad students was cancelled. Several decided to create videos to support others during the pandemic.

Jul 21, 2020

The Future of North Carolina Agriculture

Farmers are the backbone of North Carolina’s $92.7 billion agriculture and agribusiness industry. What opportunities do industry leaders see as keys to a successful future? And how are NC State Extension and research helping position them to make the most of those opportunities? Learn more in the latest episode of Farms, Food and You.

Jul 17, 2020

Deconstructing Early Childhood Racism and Inequity

Youth, Family, and Community Sciences (YFCS) is one of the less well-known degree programs at NC State, but the research and outreach it provides is invaluable. Ebonyse Mead, both a former student and lecturer of the program, has had an impactful tenure in advocating for disadvantaged children. 

Jul 15, 2020

Horticulture’s Sherk Shows Resilience, Adaptability

Julieta Sherk, a professor in the Department of Horticultural Science, has found being adaptable and innovative is key to evolving as an educator.