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Cooperative Extension

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. 

Worm in hand

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. 

Feb 16, 2016

Small-farm opportunities conference takes place Feb. 27

Interested in learning more about small farm opportunities in North Carolina? If so, make plans now to attend North Carolina Cooperative Extension’s Successful Small Farms Opportunities Conference Feb. 27 at Vance-Granville Community College in Louisburg. 

Nov 18, 2015

Bonanno appointed extension director

The North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service at NC State University will have a new director on Feb. 1. Dr. A. Richard Bonanno of Methuen, Mass., was appointed to the position of extension director and associate dean for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences this week. 

Oct 27, 2015

Craven County Faith Community receives Farmers’ Market Promotion grant

A New Bern faith community that worked with Cooperative Extension to establish a successful farmers’ market has had its efforts honored and rewarded. The Peletah Ministries received a $94,240 grant from the USDA Farmers’ Market Promotion program. 

Oct 21, 2015

All-America Selections Breeders Cup Award presented to Dr. Randy Gardner

Gardner is a renowned tomato breeder, with more than 32 years’ experience at the Mountain Horticultural Crops Research and Extension Center in Mills River. 

Sep 14, 2015

WNR Professors honored

Seven CALS faculty members joined the ranks of colleagues who have earned the named professorship, established 65 years ago by William Neal Reynolds, the longtime president and board chair of the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. 

Aug 19, 2015

Crops on the ground, eyes in the air

CALS scientists are launching a better future for agriculture through unmanned aircraft.