This year's berry crops yielded lessons in adaptability for Extension experts. They weighed strawberries in the garage, delivered masks to farms, connected via technology and never stopped listening.
Cherokee Culture Factors Strongly in EBCI 4-H Programs
With limited internet and cell service, North Carolina Extension Agent Sally Dixon created unique virtual 4-H programs that gets youth away from their screens.
Becky Boston: A Distinguished 30-Year CALS Career
“Once I got to NC State, I was extremely happy in the department. ...I had the resources I needed to pursue my research. I could attract really good graduate students. I liked the courses I taught and I found that it was a really great fit for me,” Boston said. “From the time I arrived here, there's always been a very cooperative and collegial research community of people being willing to help and people doing excellent science.”
Using Leaf Fungi to Improve Crop Resilience
An interdisciplinary team led by Christine Hawkes is identifying beneficial fungi found in five key crops with the aim of using them to help plants fend off diseases and tolerate drought stress.
Building Strong Stepfamilies
The Youth, Family, and Community Sciences graduate program publishes a monthly blog written by students and alumni sharing important topics and helpful resources related to the field of family science. In the latest post, Rhonda Peters provides positive parenting techniques to help ease major family transitions.
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.
CALS Researchers Return to the Bench and Field
As NC State ramps up the Research Restart process, here’s how three researchers from across the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences are returning to the lab bench and test field after time away due to COVID-19.
Faculty Focus: Ferket Works with Companies to Improve Poultry Health and Growth
Peter Ferket has spent more than 30 years working with many companies in the poultry, feed and allied industries to improve poultry health, nutrition and production efficiency.
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.