Extension Front and Center at First Rural Day
Rural Day aimed to raise awareness of the issues crippling North Carolina’s rural communities and inspire action. And Extension is helping lead the way, improving the lives of citizens from the mountains to the coast.
The Boll Weevil War, or How Farmers and Scientists Saved Cotton in the South
Dominic Reisig, NC State associate professor of entomology, recently published an article on the university's research blog about efforts to eradicate the South's most (in)famous plant pest.
Plant Sciences Initiative Task Forces Report Recommendations
Task forces charged with mapping a vision for the North Carolina Plant Sciences Initiative came together May 1 at NC State University’s McKimmon Center to discuss and share recommendations, learn about next steps and celebrate progress.
Organic Tobacco: Better Ways to Get Off to a Good Start
Interest in organic tobacco farming has been growing in recent years, and at NC State University, researchers are taking the guessing game out of one of the most important steps in production: how best to fertilize seedlings.
Extension Clinic Helps Beekeepers Protect Their Colonies
As news continues to grow about problems faced by honey bees, NC State Extension is using the latest science to help beekeepers assess one of the most important factors in their colonies’ success -- the health of their queens.
Lee County Extension Spotlights Women in Agriculture
Seeing an unacknowledged growth of women in the agriculture industry, Extension agents in Lee County had an idea: tell the world.
New Program Addresses the Business of Farming
A new Executive Farm Management Program aims to help North Carolina farmers effectively lead complex organizations and compete on a global scale.
Plants Enrich the Economy and People’s Lives
Springtime is gardening time in North Carolina — and time to celebrate the value that plants bring to people’s lives.
Extension Specialist Addresses U.S. House Ag Committee
NC State's Guido van der Hoeven talks with the U.S. House of Representatives' Committee on Agriculture about the impact of current tax laws.
Project Aims for New and Better Cover Crops
NC State University’s Chris Reberg-Horton is among collaborators in a nationwide project to develop new and better cover crops.