Cooperative Extension

Jul 3, 2020

Cherokee Culture Factors Strongly in EBCI 4-H Programs

With limited internet and cell service, North Carolina Extension Agent Sally Dixon created unique virtual 4-H programs that gets youth away from their screens.

May 4, 2020

Strategic Plan Makes Pandemic Food Response Easier

The closing of schools across North Carolina has left many economically disadvantaged parents concerned about how to feed their families. But through strong partnerships and dedicated staff, N.C. Cooperative Extension is working to change that.

Mar 30, 2020

Helping Farmers Find New Ways to Sell

During a time of social distancing, Debbie Roos, N.C. Cooperative Extension agent in Chatham County, is helping farmers create online stores for their farms.

Mar 17, 2020

Boredom Busters

Spending unexpected time at home with the kids? NC State Extension's Liz Driscoll outlines five fun indoor projects to help keep everyone’s minds active and hands busy.

Dec 5, 2019

Making Hand-crafted Gifts Safer

Hand-crafted gifts of infused oils, honeys, vinegars and liquors seem to be increasingly popular. But many of these artisanal concoctions could pose significant health risks.

Jan 16, 2019

Calling All Foodies

Interest in cooking and food – local food, especially – is growing. The Extension Master Food Volunteer program engages North Carolinians in food and nutrition programming and trains volunteers to help share research-based information.

May 17, 2016

Soil safety tips from Extension expert

How to minimize your risk of dangerous toxic metals or other contaminants in your urban garden, courtesy of NC Cooperative Extension and NC State assistant professor Matt Polizzotto.

Mar 1, 2016

Hands on meets high tech at Small Farms Conference

When Louisburg sweet potato farmer Jason Brown was starting out in agriculture, he often turned to YouTube videos to learn the latest techniques. At Saturday's Successful Small Farms Opportunities Conference, organized by the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service and the Franklin County Small Farm Association, Brown was able to connect with experts in person.

Feb 26, 2016

New state director shares vision for N.C. Extension

First and always, Dr. Richard Bonanno considers himself a farmer. But farming is just one of the many routes he’s taken in a winding journey that led him to his new office in NC State University’s Patterson Hall. In early February, Bonanno became state director for the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service and associate dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

Feb 24, 2016

106 countries and counting: NC State’s world-renowned vermicompost expert

“There are 25,000 worms in that building behind you,” North Carolina State University’s extension specialist Rhonda Sherman says with a proud smile. It’s not a large-scale infestation; it’s good science at work.