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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
‘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.
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.
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.