Looking Ahead to Farm School
Designed for aspiring farmers, the North Carolina Farm School attracts people from all walks of life, including experienced farmers like Miriam Lewis who want to learn about the business side of agriculture.
Faculty Focus: In Retirement, Larry Hancock Will Continue Helping 4-H’ers Open Windows on the World
As Larry Hancock retires, he reflects on his life-changing experiences with NC State Extension and its 4-H camping program.
Extension’s Women in Agriculture: “Each Day Is A Different Dance”
Tina Gross and her work with Gross Farms helped cultivate the agribusiness industry in North Carolina — and her influence continues to grow.
Grant Helps Farmer Develop a Christmas Destination
Kevin Gray has Christmas trees galore on his farm, and, with the help of NC State Extension, he’s growing a greenhouse full of poinsettias.
A CALS Throwback Christmas Special
Deep in the archives of the NCSU Libraries lie relics of CALS Christmas past: two vintage videos from a time when Extension agents wore fedoras to work and Baby Boomers were toiling through high school.
Poinsettias: Big Business for N.C.
NC State’s poinsettia program plays important role in helping the floriculture industry prosper.
Lee County’s Women in Ag: Amanda Jurisich’s Quick Learning Saves Business
In the midst of a family crisis, Amanda Jurisich gave up her job in healthcare to help save the family plant nursery. It meant a lot of learning — and fast.
Extension in Action: Protecting a Farmer’s Harvest
When farmer Martha Calderon needed help keeping her tomato harvest fresh, she turned to NC State Extension. The result? An innovative project that protects her crops and ensures profitability.
NC State Team Helped Growers Transition Away From Methyl Bromide
A recent news story by the U.S. Department of Agriculture acknowledged an NC State research and extension program for its success in helping strawberry, tomato and pepper growers maintain yields as they transition away from methyl bromide.
‘Pull for Youth’ Events Raise $100k for 4-H, FFA
Through several “Pull for Youth” sporting clays events held across the state, the Farm Credit Associations of North Carolina raised $103,000 for North Carolina 4-H and North Carolina FFA.