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May 23, 2018

Med Month Celebrates Mediterranean Diet, Lifestyle

Join NC State Extension in celebrating the Med way of eating and living during Med Month, or International Mediterranean Diet Month.

May 22, 2018

Extension Launches Master Food Volunteer Program

North Carolina Cooperative Extension is actively recruiting volunteers to the new Extension Master Food Volunteer (EMFV) program. Once trained, EMFVs will play a much-needed role in supporting family and consumer sciences (FCS) Extension agents as they work in the community to help influence healthy behaviors.

May 16, 2018

Should I Kill Spiders in My Home? An Entomologist Explains Why Not To

In this article from The Conversation, Matt Bertone, an Extension associate in entomology, explains why it's best to squash the urge to squash spiders in your home.

May 9, 2018

Outreach Grows Next-Generation Leaders for Agriculture and Life Sciences

Two programs in NC State’s Department of Crop and Soil Sciences illustrate the creative, compelling ways that CALS faculty members get kids excited about agriculture and biosciences.

May 3, 2018

Program Plants Leaders in Agriculture and Science

Rising 7th and 8th graders can dig into science through Project PLANTS' exploratory field trips and hands-on projects in horticulture and agriculture. Students examine the scientific world and have the chance to develop positive social connections.

Apr 27, 2018

Sleepover At The Equine Unit: Foal Watch 2018

Every spring, student interns arrive at CALS' Equine Education Unit around 9 p.m. to unfurl their sleeping bags under desks and across chairs for the night shift: providing constant monitoring to ensure a safe and healthy birth for the new foals.

Apr 24, 2018

Five Fun Facts: NC State’s JC Raulston Arboretum

Dubbed Raleigh’s “hidden gem,” NC State University’s JC Raulston Arboretum is a peaceful place to enjoy thousands of plants from all around the world. Arboretum Director Mark Weathington outlines five reasons to check it out.

Apr 13, 2018

Extension Announces 2018 N.C. AgVentures Grant Winners

North Carolina AgVentures cost-share grants strengthen agriculturally dependent families and communities by supporting farm operators who have innovative plans to diversify, expand, or implement new production, marketing or distribution strategies.

Apr 12, 2018

Faster Answers For Cattle Farmers

Science-based solutions are reaching North Carolina’s beef cattle producers quicker, thanks to recent changes at the state’s agricultural research stations.

Apr 12, 2018

Working With The Tribe: New Ag Agent Maddie Ciszewski

Maddie Ciszewski graduated from CALS in 2017 and started her new job as an agricultural Extension agent in Cherokee — the only Extension office in the state that works directly with the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians.