Homegrown: The State of North Carolina Agriculture
NC State Extension Director Rich Bonanno, also a lifelong farmer, shares his experiences and insights about the state of North Carolina's agriculture industry in the latest Homegrown: On the Farm segment.
Delivery of Personal Protection Equipment for Agricultural Workers
With support from North Carolina Cooperative Extension, a statewide partnership will deliver 900,000+ masks and infection control supplies to protect health and safety of farmers and agriculture workers.
NC State Extension: Transforming Science into Solutions
NC State Extension transforms science into everyday solutions for North Carolinians through programs and partnerships focused on agriculture and food, health and nutrition, and 4-H youth development.
Alumna Designs and Donates Masks with Farmworker Safety in Mind
Designer Lisbeth Carolina Arias’ latest creation, colorful cloth masks, will help protect farmworkers in North Carolina through a partnership with NC State Extension.
Leaves of Three, Let It Be: How to Identify Poison Ivy
Poison ivy, oak and sumac are itchy summer staples in North Carolina. Matt Jones, horticulture expert with N.C. Cooperative Extension helps us identify poisonous plants.
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.