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Jul 15, 2019

Youth Partner With Food Banks In Chicken Project

It doesn’t get more local than the Coastal Plains Chicken Project: aided by the Prestage Department of Poultry Science, the chickens were raised by local youth, processed by local experts and distributed to local food banks.

Jul 4, 2019

CEFS Celebrates 25 Years

Twenty-five years ago, NC State joined with N.C. A&T State University and the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services to set up the Center for Environmental Farming Systems. The center is now known internationally for its work on sustainable agriculture and food systems.

Jul 2, 2019

Burgers Done Right

Plan on firing up the grill for Independence Day? If you'll be making hamburgers, check out our food safety pointers first.

Jun 26, 2019

Faculty Focus: Spayd is a Winner in Growing the U.S. Wine-Grape Industry

NC State University Professor Emerita Sara Spayd has spent decades working to build the U.S. wine-grape industry, and the American Society of Enology and Viticulture recently celebrated her accomplishments with its highest honor, the Award of Merit.

May 28, 2019

A Day Without Food? Not If This Extension Program Can Help It.

For 50 years, the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program from N.C. Cooperative Extension has been fighting to free individuals from food insecurity, poor nutrition and choices that are detrimental to the health of families.

May 23, 2019

Looking For A Farm? Meet Your Online Matchmaker.

The NC FarmLink program works with landowners and producers to maintain databases of available farmland and farmers looking for land. Land seekers can develop a profile, while farmers and landowners can develop property profiles to describe the land they want to sell, lease or share.

May 23, 2019

Non-Traditional: Field Crop Researcher – and National Guard Service Member

Ashley Joyce is on the job ... or should we say "jobs?" The National Guard member, research assistant in plant pathology and NC State alumna plans to continue on as a graduate student at the university this fall – though her plans could change due to deployment.

May 9, 2019

From ‘Liz’ and ‘Rocco’ to The Glean Machine: Strawberry Science at NC State

Research and Extension programs at NC State make a difference for growers – and consumers – of fresh market strawberries.

May 1, 2019

Ready for New Strawberry Choices? Meet ‘Liz’ And ‘Rocco’

NC State’s strawberry breeding team is developing new varieties suited for our state’s climate and growing conditions. One is named for CALS alumnus and long-time research specialist Rocco Schiavone.

Apr 18, 2019

Extension Announces AgVentures Grant Winners

As winners of the 2019 N.C. AgVentures cost-share grants, 34 North Carolina farmers will receive funding to help grow, diversify or implement new entrepreneurial plans in their operations or communities this year.