Agritourism: Heading Out to the Farm
Fall usually brings corn mazes, hayrides, pick-your-own pumpkins and more ways to experience North Carolina farms, but the pandemic adds uncertainty for 2020.
Community Gardens: To Plant Is To Believe
Community gardens can give people who don’t have land the chance to grow healthy food while connecting with others. At a garden on a former North Carolina plantation, refugees from Myanmar are reconnecting with their agrarian roots.
Local Food, Local Opportunities
Interest in locally grown food has grown over the past two decades, and the pandemic has brought more attention to this important segment of North Carolina's agriculture industry. But it's also brought challenges and opportunities.
The Future of North Carolina Agriculture
Farmers are the backbone of North Carolina’s $92.7 billion agriculture and agribusiness industry. What opportunities do industry leaders see as keys to a successful future? And how are NC State Extension and research helping position them to make the most of those opportunities? Learn more in the latest episode of Farms, Food and You.
The State of North Carolina Agriculture
North Carolina’s agriculture and agribusiness industry remains a powerhouse, generating about one-sixth of the state’s income and jobs. In the latest episode of Farms, Food and You, hear more about a recently released industry snapshot and hear what farmers and others have to say about the state of the industry today.
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.
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 Dine-In Revival
Stay-at-home guidelines have eased, and many North Carolina restaurants are reopening their dining rooms. In the latest episode of CALS' Farms, Food and You podcast, learn more about COVID-19's impact on the restaurant industry, what the industry is doing to protect patrons and workers, and how you can help keep yourself and your community safe and healthy should you go out.
How That Pig Got to the Market — and the Roadblocks Caused by COVID-19
Find out more in the first episode of Farms, Food and You, a CALS podcast series.