One-on-One with NC State Extension’s Rich Bonanno
Bonanno discusses the challenges North Carolina agriculture faces today and how NC State Extension, the organization he leads, works to keep the industry at the forefront of the state’s economy.
Agritourism: Heading Out to the Farm
Fall usually brings corn mazes, hayrides, pick-your-own pumpkins and more ways to experience North Carolina farms, but the pandemic adds uncertainty for 2020.
Outdoor Play: At Your Doorstep
Getting outside is good for kids’ health, education and relationships. An updated guide from NC State offers parenting strategies to help make it happen.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Shur is a Goodnight Scholar
To save his family farm when his father was struck by a severe heart attack, Brandan Shur, then 12 years old, turned to NC State University for information. The mentoring relationship that ensued with a member of the Department of Horticultural Science helped pave his academic path.
Farmworker Health and the COVID-19 Pandemic
Farmworkers are essential to our lives. During the COVID-19 pandemic, their work hasn’t stopped. Learn more about the risks they face and what NC State Extension and others are doing to help lower those risks.
A Berry Good Deed
This year’s strawberry harvest at the Central Crops Research Station is not only generating knowledge that growers can use to enhance their farms and the environment, it’s also benefitting those in need of nutritious produce.