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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. 

Man behind a row of turmeric plants on a community farm

Aug 25, 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. 

Grounds and other produce displayed at a farmers market stand

Aug 4, 2020

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. 

Two men holding a tray of lettuce in front of a shipping container farm lit in purple

Jul 21, 2020

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. 

Two women standing in front of hop bines.

Jul 21, 2020

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. 

Extension agent and farmer in a farm field.

Jul 7, 2020

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.