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.
For the Next Agricultural Revolution, Look to the Microbiome
A national task force led by scientists with NC State ties says the plant microbiome could be key to unlocking the agricultural revolution needed to feed a fast-growing world population.
Ken Anderson: The Good Egg
Ken Anderson’s work as a poultry scientist hasn’t been glamorous, but he's had an incredible impact on an industry important in North Carolina and beyond.
Study Could Lead to Power Over Parasite
Researchers find genetic targets for controlling the New World screwworm, a deadly insect pest that feeds on livestock, wildlife, pets and even humans in the Western Hemisphere.
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.
Curious, Creative, Connected, Caring
Throughout his NC State career, engineer Mike Boyette has used these four Cs as a guide for transforming North Carolina agriculture and cultivating a cadre of alumni committed to making a difference.