Ag, Agribusiness Generate a Sixth of N.C. Income, Jobs
The latest figures from NC State University economist Mike Walden show the industry generates $92.7 billion in annual income to the state. However, the number for 2020 will likely fall due to COVID-19.
Cherokee Culture Factors Strongly in EBCI 4-H Programs
With limited internet and cell service, North Carolina Extension Agent Sally Dixon created unique virtual 4-H programs that gets youth away from their screens.
This year's berry crops yielded lessons in adaptability for Extension experts. They weighed strawberries in the garage, delivered masks to farms, connected via technology and never stopped listening.
Using Leaf Fungi to Improve Crop Resilience
An interdisciplinary team led by Christine Hawkes is identifying beneficial fungi found in five key crops with the aim of using them to help plants fend off diseases and tolerate drought stress.
Decision Tools Bolster Cotton Picks
Not all farms grow food. Cotton is NC’s second-largest cash crop with over a half-million acres grown each year. NC State Crop and Soil Sciences Extension offers agronomic decision tools to help growers navigate their way to success.
Faculty Focus: Ferket Works with Companies to Improve Poultry Health and Growth
Peter Ferket has spent more than 30 years working with many companies in the poultry, feed and allied industries to improve poultry health, nutrition and production efficiency.
NC Dairy Industry: A Glass That’s More Than Half-Full
North Carolina’s dairy industry plays a key role in North Carolina’s agricultural fabric, contributing more than $10 billion to the state’s total economy. Despite its ups and downs, dairy farmers remain committed to providing families with delicious and nutritious dairy products for a family meal or quick snack.
Farmworker Health and the COVID-19 Pandemic
Farmworkers are essential to our lives. During the COVID-19 pandemic, their work hasn’t stopped. Learn more about the risks they face and what NC State Extension and others are doing to help lower those risks.
The Shows, and the Contests, Go On
Despite widespread event cancellations, 4-H horse and livestock contests and events went on, thanks to extension professionals who found innovative ways to use technology to bring these events home.
Another Year, Another Success for NC AgVentures Program
NC State University's NC AgVentures Grant Program is celebrating another successful year in the books. The program underwent a massive expansion this past year largely due to an increase in funding. With funding nearly doubling, NC AgVentures has been able to expand the number of counties, 18 to 46, that are now eligible to receive grants.