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NC State's Alpha Zeta honors fraternity

Apr 13, 2021

Raising Awareness About NC Agriculture

Alpha Zeta, NC State’s agricultural honors fraternity, was back on the Brickyard for a week-long celebration of North Carolina's agricultural industry. 

Cattle on a pasture with mountains and trees in the background

Mar 16, 2021

Farmland Challenges in a Fast-Growing State

North Carolina is losing agricultural lands to development at a fast pace. What does this mean for our state? And what's being done about it? 

CALS grad Brandon Batten sitting on a tractor

Feb 16, 2021

Brandon Batten: Putting Advanced Farm Tech to Work

Brandon Batten uses modern ag tech daily on his Four Oaks farm, and he's looking ahead to advancements that'll make his operation increasingly efficient. 

Man leaning against a fence post, with grain bins in the background.

Feb 9, 2021

PSI Profile: Chris Reberg-Horton, Platform Director for Resilient Agricultural Systems

The North Carolina Plant Sciences Initiative's platform director for resilient agricultural systems shares thoughts on the position, the initiative, agriculture and NC State. 

Feb 8, 2021

PSI Profile: Ross Sozzani, Platform Director for Plant Improvement

The plant improvement platform director for the North Carolina Plant Sciences Initiative shares her vision: collaboration, innovative crop technologies and students ready for the workforce. 

Steve Lommel in a university laboratory

Jan 5, 2021

One-on-One With N.C. Agricultural Research Service Director Steve Lommel

When it comes to NC State University’s impact on agriculture, NCARS' discoveries lead to the way. Director Steve Lommel provides an update. 

Waste lagoon and hog houses

Nov 24, 2020

Waste Solutions: From Farm Waste to Feed, Fertilizer and Energy

In this episode of Farms, Food and You, learn how extension specialists and researchers are helping farmers use plant-based agricultural leftovers as cattle feed and turning hog waste into valuable bioenergy and fertilizer. 

Solar panels and other equipment at the end of a drainage canal in a farm field

Nov 5, 2020

Research for Better Water Management: Not Too Wet, Not Too Dry

Improved water management systems being developed and tested by CALS researchers could help farmers raise yields and protect the environment. 

A young woman in a greenhouse examining lettuce

Nov 2, 2020

How Much Do You Know About Agriculture in North Carolina?

Take our quiz and your agricultural IQ will grow. 

Hand slicing a sweetpotato

Oct 27, 2020

Sweet Success With Sweetpotatoes

Sweetpotatoes are North Carolina's state vegetable, and they're not just for Thanksgiving anymore. Find out how North Carolina growers have positioned our state as the leader when it comes to production of this increasingly in-demand crop.