Stories From Jan 2018

Jan 31, 2018

AgPack Strong: Ag Institute Grad Jason Barbour Diversifies

Johnston County farmer Jason Barbour grows a lot of the usual North Carolina crops – tobacco, sweet potatoes, small grains, soybeans and corn. But in recent years, with help from NC State Extension, the NC State Agricultural Institute grad added a crop that wouldn’t make that list: popcorn.

Jan 29, 2018

Extension’s Women in Agriculture: Looking To The Future

Agriculture isn’t the easiest way to make a living, and women face even more than the usual obstacles. But things are changing. For the final article in the yearlong series, Lee County Extension looks to the future of women in agriculture.

Jan 29, 2018

Five Things To Know About Farm Animal Days 2018

Maybe you're a longtime Farm Animal Days expert. Maybe you've already picked your date and registered online (though you don't have to register in order to attend), and all that's left is to decide whether you'll try roping a cow right away, or go straight for the free Howling Cow ice cream.

Jan 25, 2018

New Program Addresses the Business of Farming

The Executive Farm Management Program aims to help North Carolina farmers effectively lead complex organizations and compete on a global scale.

Jan 24, 2018

Economic Perspective: Do Movers Still Like North Carolina?

Movers have flocked to North Carolina in recent decades. Are the trends that led them here continuing?

Jan 24, 2018

Working With the Game-Changer Known as CRISPR

Doctoral student Katelyn Brandt came to NC State to get in on the cutting-edge research involving the gene-editing technique called CRISPR.

Jan 23, 2018

Connecting N.C. Agriculture, Nutrition Education

What if eating local fruits and vegetables wasn’t just “doctor’s orders” but an actual prescription? Three North Carolina universities, including NC State, are working together to see.

Jan 22, 2018

AgPack Strong: When a Detour from ‘Plan A’ Leads to a Dream Job

Jackie Knowles entered NC State as a veterinary bioscience major, having served a number of years in the Army. But then, just before her junior year, she found her calling and decided to change course.

Jan 22, 2018

FFAR Awards $2.7 Million to Create Fellowship Program to Foster Next Gen Agricultural Scientists

The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research will collaborate with industry leaders and universities to provide interdisciplinary training for graduate students. An NC State University team, led by CALS' John Dole, will manage the program.

Jan 19, 2018

You Decide: What’s The Future Of Retail Buying?

As 2018 kicks off, there’s good news and bad news for retail sellers. There’s a real heavyweight championship on the line: traditional retailers in one corner and upstart cyber retailers in the other.