agriculture

May 26, 2020

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.

May 7, 2020

Growing Upward

On his path toward a career in international development, Mark Watson has built an expansive portfolio. He's earned three majors, two minors and two concentrations; gained research experience in Lima, Peru, and at NC State; and developed and led a student club on the cutting-edge practice of vertical farming.

May 7, 2020

What Would Happen if Farmers Took 45 Days Off?

Agriculture is an essential industry during these unprecedented times. It provides food, fiber and other resources that are essential to human life and existence. But what would happen if farmers took time off?

Apr 29, 2020

Yoder on State Food Supply Chain Group

Mike Yoder of NC State Extension and Allen Boyette of NC State Facilities have joined North Carolina’s frontline effort to address food production and distribution issues during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Apr 23, 2020

‘Uncharted Waters’: Farms, Food and COVID-19

In a new NC State Extension report, economist Nick Piggott says COVID-19’s impact on agriculture and food systems in North Carolina and the United States could be staggering.

Apr 6, 2020

Strawberry Season Arrives Early and in Abundance

With strawberry season set to peak at about the same time as COVID-19, North Carolina producers are taking steps to ensure that consumers have safe access to one of the state’s most popular crops.

Nov 13, 2019

Advancing Hemp Research

Pyxus International Inc. partners with NC State to optimize hemp production practices.

Jul 22, 2019

Soybean Resilience From the Lab and Greenhouse to Farmers’ Fields

New soybean research with roots in the North Carolina Plant Sciences Initiative aims to protect the crop from climate change.

Jun 26, 2019

Faculty Focus: Spayd is a Winner in Growing the U.S. Wine-Grape Industry

NC State University Professor Emerita Sara Spayd has spent decades working to build the U.S. wine-grape industry, and the American Society of Enology and Viticulture recently celebrated her accomplishments with its highest honor, the Award of Merit.

Apr 18, 2019

Extension Announces AgVentures Grant Winners

As winners of the 2019 N.C. AgVentures cost-share grants, 34 North Carolina farmers will receive funding to help grow, diversify or implement new entrepreneurial plans in their operations or communities this year.