Extension

Jun 8, 2018

Faculty Focus: Shah Seeks Real-World Solutions

Sanjay Shah sees the potential of solar energy use in livestock barn heating, not only for reducing heating fuel use but also improving the indoor air quality. So he is working to test a low-cost solar air heating technology that could have an immediate impact on poultry and pig producers.

May 30, 2018

N.C. Farm School Grows Supportive Network for Entrepreneurial Growers

Through NC Farm School, participants gain more than insight into the ABCs of agricultural business planning. They also forge new networks and new friendships.

May 25, 2018

It’s Not the Mayonnaise: Food Safety Myths & Summertime Food

When folks get sick after a picnic, people often blame the potato salad. Or the chicken salad. Or whatever other side dish was made with mayonnaise. But that’s usually not the culprit, says food safety expert Ben Chapman.

May 23, 2018

Med Month Celebrates Mediterranean Diet, Lifestyle

Join NC State Extension in celebrating the Med way of eating and living during Med Month, or International Mediterranean Diet Month.

May 22, 2018

Extension Launches Master Food Volunteer Program

North Carolina Cooperative Extension is actively recruiting volunteers to the new Extension Master Food Volunteer (EMFV) program. Once trained, EMFVs will play a much-needed role in supporting family and consumer sciences (FCS) Extension agents as they work in the community to help influence healthy behaviors.

May 16, 2018

Should I Kill Spiders in My Home? An Entomologist Explains Why Not To

In this article from The Conversation, Matt Bertone, an Extension associate in entomology, explains why it's best to squash the urge to squash spiders in your home.

May 9, 2018

Outreach Grows Next-Generation Leaders for Agriculture and Life Sciences

Two programs in NC State’s Department of Crop and Soil Sciences illustrate the creative, compelling ways that CALS faculty members get kids excited about agriculture and biosciences.

May 3, 2018

Program Plants Leaders in Agriculture and Science

Rising 7th and 8th graders can dig into science through Project PLANTS' exploratory field trips and hands-on projects in horticulture and agriculture. Students examine the scientific world and have the chance to develop positive social connections.

Apr 27, 2018

Sleepover At The Equine Unit: Foal Watch 2018

Every spring, student interns arrive at CALS' Equine Education Unit around 9 p.m. to unfurl their sleeping bags under desks and across chairs for the night shift: providing constant monitoring to ensure a safe and healthy birth for the new foals.

Apr 24, 2018

Five Fun Facts: NC State’s JC Raulston Arboretum

Dubbed Raleigh’s “hidden gem,” NC State University’s JC Raulston Arboretum is a peaceful place to enjoy thousands of plants from all around the world. Arboretum Director Mark Weathington outlines five reasons to check it out.