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NC State belltower on a sunny day

Jun 4, 2018

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. 

Participants examine meat at the Women Working in Meat Business conference.

Jul 20, 2016

Women in Meat Business Invited to NC Conference

The popular NC Choices’ Women Working in the Meat Business conference is back for 2016, with organizers doubling the conference size and offering new programming and hands-on activities. 

Aug 8, 2013

Speaking of Extension

North Carolina Cooperative Extension clients statewide tell how Extension is empowering them and providing solutions that have improved their lives. 

Aug 8, 2013

Farm Animal Days draws nearly 10,000

Neither rainy weather nor muddy fields could keep the crowds away from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences’ annual Farm Animal Days event, designed to give children an up-close-and-personal experience with animal agriculture. 

Aug 8, 2013

Extension helps fulfill Gerald Frye’s dream of becoming a farmer

Gerald Frye wanted to be a farmer his entire life. But he grew up near the city, went to college to study business and took various jobs before launching his own agricultural operation at the age of 45. “I knew nothing, but one of the things I did right early on was stumble into the Extension office.” 

Aug 8, 2013

Making the methane conversion process value-added and eco-friendly

Gourishankar Karoshi, a master’s degree student in biological and agricultural engineering, is exploring a process that takes an abundant greenhouse gas and an abundant agricultural waste product and potentially yields value-added and eco-friendly results. 

Jul 12, 2011

N.C. State researchers to study genetics of heat tolerance in poultry

Poultry science researchers at N.C. State University and two other institutions are hoping to learn more about the genetic traits and responses that could help poultry better cope with heat stress. Such knowledge will help poultry producers around the world plan for rising temperatures from global climate change.