Extension

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.

May 30, 2017

NC State Hemp Research Gets Underway

When it comes to growing hemp in North Carolina, prospective growers have lots of questions. And now that NC State scientists and extension specialists have secured seeds, they’ll soon begin experiments designed to yield answers.

May 25, 2017

Lee County Extension’s Women in Ag: Entrepreneur J.J. Faulk

The N.C. Cooperative Extension in Lee County highlights "contemporary, imaginative" entrepreneur J.J. Faulk in their ongoing "Reshaping the Landscape: Women Impacting Lee County Agriculture" series.

May 17, 2017

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.

May 17, 2017

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.