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Author: Simon Gonzalez

N.C. PSI plant sciences initiative graduate students research learn from farmers and NC State Extension

Dec 12, 2023

Researching Agricultural Challenges on the Backroads

In the second annual N.C. PSI Backroad Tour, graduate students and postdocs from several colleges visited farmers and producers across the state. 

two women stand in a farm field holding leafy greens

Sep 26, 2023

Internships Train the Next Generation of Extension Professionals

Animal science major Keely Marlowe was one of 31 students from NC State and beyond who spent the summer working at one of Extension’s 101 centers as part of the Extension Summer Internship Program. 

USDA Deputy Secretary Chavonda Jacobs-Young with CEFS staff, apprentice farmers and mentors.

Sep 14, 2023

USDA Deputy Secretary Visits Veteran Farmer Registered Apprenticeship Program

USDA officials, led by Chief Scientist and Under Secretary for Research, Education, and Economics Chavonda Jacobs-Young, learned about a successful program to introduce military veterans to farming on a visit to Wayne County. 

Sep 1, 2023

Extension Volunteer Provides Well-Seasoned Gardening Advice

Avron Upchurch, a 93-year-old NC State Extension Master Gardener volunteer, doesn't miss an opportunity to share his agriculture and horticulture knowledge. 

a butterfly on a flower

Aug 9, 2023

Counting Pollinators for a Cause

Join North Carolina's first-ever statewide pollinator count on Aug. 18-19. All you need is a spot with flowering plants you can observe for 15 minutes. 

Neil Moye on a dairy farm

Jul 12, 2023

NC State Extension Helps a Farmer Launch a Successful Dairy

Dairy farms used to be rare in Greene County. When Neil Moye began to think about starting one, he knew where to turn for expert advice. Learn how Extension agents and specialists helped him get his farm up and running. 

Kenny Sherin teaching on a computer

Jun 7, 2023

NC State Extension to Expand Digital Skills Education

NC State Extension was awarded a $1.33 million grant from the North Carolina Department of Information Technology to expand digital skills training programs. 

a group shot of the new NC PSI Extension agent network

Apr 27, 2023

N.C. Plant Sciences Initiative Launches Extension Agent Network

12 NC State Extension agents were selected from a competitive pool to beta-test N.C. PSI technology in the field. 

Group holding a "We Recover Together" banner

Apr 18, 2023

An Extension 4-H Program Helps Prevent Opioid Misuse

To prevent opioid addiction, Yancey County volunteers are turning to the power of community building, with training from NC State Extension's Empowering Youth and Families Program. 

Dave Herpy headshot

Apr 5, 2023

Herpy Named Organizational Development Coordinator for NC State Extension

In his new role, Dave Herpy will implement professional and leadership development programs for a workforce of 1,000-plus individuals.