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Author: Dee Shore

Waste lagoon and hog houses

Nov 24, 2020

Waste Solutions: From Farm Waste to Feed, Fertilizer and Energy

In this episode of Farms, Food and You, learn how extension specialists and researchers are helping farmers use plant-based agricultural leftovers as cattle feed and turning hog waste into valuable bioenergy and fertilizer. 

Hand holding vermicompost with worms.

Nov 10, 2020

Waste Solutions: Vermicomposting

When it comes to waste management, NC State’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences helps deliver solutions. Learn how Rhonda Sherman helps others use worms to create valuable soil amendments from agricultural wastes. 

Seven-year-old boy poses with the container garden on his deck

Nov 6, 2020

Grow Box Gets Kids Growing — Fall Vegetables, That Is

The hectic pace that comes with children can make it hard to slow down, spend time with each other and celebrate cherished relationships. Enter the Grow Box. 

Solar panels and other equipment at the end of a drainage canal in a farm field

Nov 5, 2020

Research for Better Water Management: Not Too Wet, Not Too Dry

Improved water management systems being developed and tested by CALS researchers could help farmers raise yields and protect the environment. 

Hand slicing a sweetpotato

Oct 27, 2020

Sweet Success With Sweetpotatoes

Sweetpotatoes are North Carolina's state vegetable, and they're not just for Thanksgiving anymore. Find out how North Carolina growers have positioned our state as the leader when it comes to production of this increasingly in-demand crop. 

Two men looking at plants inside a large container garden with purple lights.

Oct 26, 2020

Vertical Farming Makes the Most of Limited Space

Vertical farming, a space-saving approach to growing crops, is taking shape in a shipping container near campus under the watchful eye of horticultural scientist Ricardo Hernandez and his students. 

Todd Wehner

Oct 21, 2020

A Special Specialty Crops Breeder

Todd Wehner’s decades-long work as a plant breeder have earned him recognition as a valued teacher and mentor, researcher and contributor to agriculture and agribusiness. 

An insect with fringed wings on a plant

Oct 19, 2020

Insect Insights

The first genome sequence in the insect order Thysanoptera sheds light on one of the world’s most costly agricultural pests, aiding scientists searching for ways to stop damage caused by the invasive western flower thrips. 

Thearon McKinney pictured with his family

Oct 5, 2020

4-H Trailblazer Honored

Thearon McKinney, a retired NC State University 4-H professor nationally recognized for his volunteer leadership and marketing programs, was recently inducted into the National 4-H Hall of Fame. 

Aerial view of corn maze that says "Gross Farms" and "Visit NC Farms"

Oct 5, 2020

Agritourism: Heading Out to the Farm

Fall usually brings corn mazes, hayrides and more ways to experience N.C. farms, but this year may be different.