Extension

Dec 12, 2017

Poinsettias: Big Business for N.C.

NC State’s poinsettia program plays important role in helping the floriculture industry prosper.

Dec 5, 2017

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.

Dec 4, 2017

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.

Nov 30, 2017

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.

Nov 22, 2017

‘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.

Nov 2, 2017

Making Hay: 4-H’ers Use Hay Bales to Spread Messages of Fun and Learning

What do fidget spinners, wise owls and gumball machines have in common? They are among the symbols young people used at the State Fair this year to spread the 4-H message.

Nov 1, 2017

Food Safety Expert Talks Turkey

With turkey roasting, a few simple steps will go a long way when it comes to food safety. In a new infosheet and through four short videos, North Carolina Cooperative Extension food safety expert Benjamin Chapman gives tips on thawing a turkey, cooking it and saving leftovers.

Oct 25, 2017

Extension to Take Part in Upcoming Rural Assembly

Rural leadership is the topic of next month’s Rural Assembly in Raleigh, and NC State Extension will be there, highlighting some of its top programs aimed at promoting prosperity in the state’s rural communities.

Oct 13, 2017

NC Farm School Helps Aspiring Farmers Realize Dreams

James Payne has had two successful and rewarding careers, and now, with the help of NC Farm School, he’s put together a solid business plan that will allow him to launch a third one. This time, he wants to be a farmer.

Oct 9, 2017

NC State Prof Inducted Into National 4-H Hall of Fame

For both his lifetime achievements and contributions to 4-H, NC State University professor emeritus and 4-H alumnus Dr. James W.  Clark Jr. was inducted last week into the National 4-H Hall of Fame.