Inside the Box: NC State Indoor Farming Research Gets Boost
CALS' Ricardo Hernandez breaks new ground when it comes to controlled environment agriculture, the increasingly popular practice of producing crops indoors. A recent gift boosts his research and teaching programs.
Corn Basis Determines Impact of Out-of-state Corn on Animal Ag Profits
In this NC State Economist, we discuss using corn basis to calculate changes in the transportation cost of importing corn into North Carolina, and take a look forward at possible steps to preserve the vitality of North Carolina’s animal agriculture industry – the largest segment of our $84 billion agricultural economy.
We Grow NC to Highlight Impact of CALS and Extension
CALS' educational messaging campaign highlights how what we Think and Do grows local economies, delivers science-based solutions to local challenges, creates new opportunities and helps rural students find their path to NC State. We Grow NC.
Extension Announces 2018 N.C. AgVentures Grant Winners
North Carolina AgVentures cost-share grants strengthen agriculturally dependent families and communities by supporting farm operators who have innovative plans to diversify, expand, or implement new production, marketing or distribution strategies.
Looking Ahead to Farm School
Designed for aspiring farmers, the North Carolina Farm School attracts people from all walks of life, including experienced farmers like Miriam Lewis who want to learn about the business side of agriculture.
NC State Team Helped Growers Transition Away From Methyl Bromide
A recent news story by the U.S. Department of Agriculture acknowledged an NC State research and extension program for its success in helping strawberry, tomato and pepper growers maintain yields as they transition away from methyl bromide.
Farm Transition and Congressional Tax Reform
Current tax law creates impediments keeping some farm transfers from occurring. While the Congress is debating tax reform, Extension Specialist Guido van der Hoeven presents the proposals he offered to the House Committee on Agriculture in this issue of the NC State Economist.
NC Farm School Helps Aspiring Farmers Realize Dreams
James Payne has had two successful and rewarding careers, and now, with the help of NC Farm School, he’s put together a solid business plan that will allow him to launch a third one. This time, he wants to be a farmer.
NC Ag Awareness Day Supports Research to Grow Agriculture
Nearly 500 people gathered in Raleigh recently for North Carolina Ag Awareness Day, an event designed to celebrate agriculture and its $84 billion a year contribution to the state’s economy.
NC Successful Small Farm Opportunities Conference is Feb. 25
Those interested in learning more about small farm opportunities in North Carolina are invited to attend North Carolina Cooperative Extension’s Successful Small Farms Opportunities Conference Feb. 25 in Louisburg.