Impact

Jun 26, 2017

Breeding Better Blueberries

Scientist Hamid Ashrafi builds on a strong NC State tradition in developing berries benefiting consumers and farmers alike.

Jun 26, 2017

Hot Cities Spell Bad News for Bees

A new study from North Carolina State University finds that common wild bee species decline as urban temperatures increase.

Jun 23, 2017

Livingston Seeks to Enhance Natural Antibiotics in Poultry

With consumers increasingly concerned about antibiotics in poultry, NC State University researcher Kimberly Livingston is partnering with a feed additive and animal nutrition company to find a way to raise healthier poultry without them.

Jun 20, 2017

Is Biochar a Fix for Sandy Soils?

NC State Extension specialist launches a new research project to see if biochar in a field setting lives up to recent hype.

Jun 15, 2017

NC State Holds First N.C. Extension Master Gardener College

More than 100 Extension volunteers from across the state worked to improve their gardening GPA – “Good Planting Advice” – when they gathered at NC State University last week for the first-ever North Carolina Extension Master Gardener College.

Jun 12, 2017

Fighting Child Malnutrition In Haiti — With Goats

For more than a decade, Professor Charlotte Farin and the NC State Haiti Goat Project have joined the country’s struggle against rampant childhood malnutrition. Now they plan to expand, doubling the number of protein-rich meals provided to schools each month.

Jun 9, 2017

Small Changes Yield Big Results

Real-time, online weight management program addresses what’s arguably the biggest public health issue today: overweight and obesity.

Jun 6, 2017

Made in the Shade: Research Focuses on Combining Forestry and Livestock Grazing

Silvopasture – the practice of combining forestry with forage and livestock production – is rare in North America, but the practice could bring both economic and environmental benefits on marginal lands where traditional row cropping hasn’t worked.

Jun 2, 2017

Celebrating the Women Who Led NC’s Home Demonstration Movement

“North Carolina Cooperative Extension Women: The Early Years,” a new exhibit at NC State's Hunt Library, highlights some of the women who pioneered home demonstration and other Extension programs.

Jun 1, 2017

AgPack Strong: ‘If I Can Do It, Y’all Can, Too.’

A brain aneurysm in his first year at NC State may have slowed Ricardo Aldape down, but it didn't keep him from achieving his dream: graduating and continuing a career in agriculture.