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.
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.
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.
Small Changes Yield Big Results
Real-time, online weight management program addresses what’s arguably the biggest public health issue today: overweight and obesity.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.