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Jul 16, 2010

A berry good experience

Eight teens and tweens wandered beneath and between the branches of blueberry bushes under a sweltering July sun in Moore County's Cameron community. Some mentioned the careers they'd like to pursue when they grow up: One said a hockey player. Another, an auto mechanic. And yet another, a veterinarian. Whatever careers they ultimately choose, all of the 4-H'ers were gaining skills that will help prepare them. They were learning what it means to work hard, develop a business plan, put it into action and move on to new strategies when things don't work out as planned. 

Jul 14, 2010

AgBiz Planner program helps farmers learn how to grow their business

A group of young, small, beginning and minority farmers from throughout the state have successfully completed a new AgBiz Planner program. 

Jul 14, 2010

Gamma Sigma Delta honors exceptional leadership and service to agriculture

On April 22, the N.C. State University chapter of Gamma Sigma Delta (GSD), the Honor Society of Agriculture, honored new inductees and recognized alumni and faculty of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences for distinguished service and leadership. 

Jul 14, 2010

State action guide on local foods now available

“From Farm to Fork: A Guide to Building North Carolina’s Sustainable Local Food Economy” has just been issued by the Center for Environmental Farming Systems. 

Jul 14, 2010

Tractor known as a ‘multipurpose workhorse’ made available for field lab use

Ronnie Jackson has donated a six-month lease of a Maxxum ® 125 farm/agricultural tractor for use in the teaching and research activities at the field lab. 

Jul 12, 2010

Commodity leaders and elected officials gather for annual CALS updates and to meet Chancellor Woodson

When North Carolina’s commodity leaders gathered for their annual meeting at N.C. State University on May 7, the event drew more than 250 attendees, its largest meeting ever.