CEFS Celebrates 25 Years of Sustainable Ag and Food Systems Work in NC
Twenty-five years ago in North Carolina, amid rising concern about the impact of agriculture on the environment, a groundbreaking partnership was established and the Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS) at Cherry Research Farm in Goldsboro was founded on Feb. 1, 1994.
Writing the Book on Vermicomposting
NC State’s Rhonda Sherman has authored the first how-to guide for mid- to large-scale vermicompost producers.
Fair and Exceptional Leadership
The NC Urban Forest Council has award Dr. Barbara Fair the 2018 Outstanding Leadership in Urban Forestry Award. The award is part of the NC Urban Forestry Awards program and recognizes communities, organizations and individuals for outstanding work in protecting […]
Long-Awaited Extension Gardener Handbook Now Available
A new award-winning gardening handbook published by NC State Extension has arrived on the market. The North Carolina Extension Gardener Handbook offers practical guidelines for bringing the best in research-driven, environmentally responsible gardening practices right to your own garden, lawn or landscape.
Recovering from Hurricane Matthew
It is now the beginning of November and North Carolinians are still reeling from the effects of Hurricane Matthew. More than a foot of rain was dumped across central and eastern N.C., breaking levees and several flood records from past […]
Extension Agent Cultivates a Sweet Spot for Pumpkins
Extension Agent Travis Birdsell is helping Christmas tree growers and others explore a new industry for North Carolina’s high country: pumpkin production.
Welcome to Our New Area Specialized Agents (ASAs)
We are pleased to welcome five new and one continuing area specialized agents to our horticulture Extension team. You may be wondering…. What is an Area Specialized Agent? From the job description: “the area specialized agents (ASAs) will be responsible […]