Kristin Sargent

Jun 24, 2020

Decision Tools Bolster Cotton Picks

Not all farms grow food. Cotton is NC’s second-largest cash crop with over a half-million acres grown each year. NC State Crop and Soil Sciences Extension offers agronomic decision tools to help growers navigate their way to success.

Jun 24, 2020

What Is Causing Caribbean Rainforests To Dry Out?

In 2015, the Caribbean experienced the most severe and widespread drought ever recorded in 50 years, giving researchers an opportunity to study the causes and effects.

Jun 17, 2020

NC Dairy Industry: A Glass That’s More Than Half-Full

North Carolina’s dairy industry plays a key role in North Carolina’s agricultural fabric, contributing more than $10 billion to the state’s total economy. Despite its ups and downs, dairy farmers remain committed to providing families with delicious and nutritious dairy products for a family meal or quick snack.

Jun 10, 2020

CALS Employees Step Up to Help Colleagues Feel Safe

Home delivery of handcrafted hand sanitizer. A patiently 3D-printed mask. Two ways CALS people show they care about co-workers.

May 29, 2020

Here Come the Cicadas! At Least for Some of Us

Right now, in the northwest corner of North Carolina, a remarkable event is occurring - one that happens only every 17 years. It’s the emergence of Brood IX of the 17-year periodical cicadas, and it is a sight (with accompanying sounds) worth seeing.

May 28, 2020

Food Business Rejuvenation During COVID-19: Opportunity to Innovate

Food industry companies and entrepreneurs must plan how to position themselves once COVID-19 has subsided. A focus on business strategies, innovation, personnel safety and financing is essential.

May 26, 2020

Honoring a Legacy: Andrea Rubio Receives First Award in Honor of Dr. John Thomas Brake

A memorial endowment set up by the late Dr. John Brake's family honors his legacy and helps fund graduate student education. Andrea Rubio, the first recipient of the memorial graduate award, shares her journey.

May 26, 2020

‘Still Growing’ Connects Consumers with Local NC Farmers

Lee County Extension has teamed up with two CALS students to better connect farmers with consumers to provide them with fresh, local food.

May 23, 2020

NC State Extension Offers Animal Food Safety Training Online

NC State Feed Milling Extension has launched a new online training course for animal food safety. The Qualified Individual Training for Animal Food Safety course is intended for individuals who manufacture, process, pack or hold animal food.

May 20, 2020

Delighting Plant Lovers With Unique Blooms

Tony Avent is passionate about conserving plants. He also enjoys sharing his unique blooms with others through his business, Plant Delights.