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ants crawling in dirt

Sep 20, 2023

Get Curious with Urban Entomologists

On this episode of the Farms, Food and You podcast, learn why the creepy crawlies in our cities are important to the ecosystem. 

Garey Fox in BAE shop

Aug 30, 2023

A New Leader for CALS

On this episode of Farms, Food and You, preview what’s coming up for CALS this fall and in years to come as new Dean Garey Fox lays out his vision. 

two monarch butterflies on a white flower

Jun 28, 2023

Pollinator Gardens And You

In honor of National Pollinator Month, we’re chatting with Danesha Seth Carley, co-author and associate professor in NC State’s Department of Horticultural Science, about how to build pollinator gardens. 

Wolfgang the corpse flower blooming at JCRA

Jun 20, 2023

A Big Stinking Premiere

NC State’s youngest corpse flower, Wolfgang, bloomed for the first time at the JC Raulston Arboretum. 

a bee on a purple flower

May 20, 2023

Keeping the Bees Buzzing

In this episode of Farms, Food and You, learn about honey bee health, the honey bee's role in agriculture, and NC State's bee research and outreach programs. 

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Apr 20, 2023

Farming with Artificial Intelligence

In this episode of Farms, Food and You, we’ll dig deep into artificial intelligence and other technology utilized in agricultural research with Jevon Smith, a research computing manager for the N.C. Plant Sciences Initiative. 

colorful Easter eggs

Apr 5, 2023

Ready to Roll

North Carolina's Braswell Family Farms are hard-boiled supporters of the Easter Egg Roll at the White House. This year, they'll send 30,000 brightly colored eggs for the festivities. 

Ondulla Toomer headshot

Mar 22, 2023

Peanuts May Pack a Punch for Women’s Health

Peanuts are a protein-packed legume that may have a new superpower in relieving menopause symptoms. Research chemist Ondulla Toomer tells us why peanut research, and women's health, may benefit from a new approach. 

a sesame plant in a field

Mar 20, 2023

Open Sesame Seeds

Planting a new crop like sesame can be risky for farmers. In this episode of Farms, Food and You, Extension Specialist David Suchoff highlights efforts to cover the start-up costs for North Carolina farmers. 

trees line Nash Square in downtown Raleigh

Mar 15, 2023

The Gift of Green Space

The legacy of Henry Steinmetz, an immigrant who helped design Nash Square in downtown Raleigh, lives on through an endowment to support the next generation of horticulturists.