NC Dairy Industry: A Glass That’s More Than Half-Full
North Carolina’s dairy industry plays a key role in North Carolina’s agricultural fabric, contributing more than $10 billion to the state’s total economy. Despite its ups and downs, dairy farmers remain committed to providing families with delicious and nutritious dairy products for a family meal or quick snack.
Scoop, Eat, Learn at New Education Center and Creamery
NC State dedicated its new Howling Cow Dairy Education Center and Creamery this week, with plans to open the building to the public in November.
Dairy Field Day
The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at North Carolina State University sponsors field days on agricultural commodities ranging from apples and cotton to tomatoes, turf and sweet potatoes.
Business and Busy-ness
Andy VonCanon and Brittany Whitmire call their family farm near Brevard “Busy Bee” – and what a fitting name it is. The two keep bees and raise cattle, turkeys and forage crops, all the while holding busy off-farm careers in agriculture. He’s a College of Agriculture and Life Sciences alumnus who teaches high school agriculture, and she’s the new dairy economist with the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service at NC State.
Engineers seek to save dairy farmers time, money
A team of NC State engineers is poised to launch a proof-of-concept project that, they hope, will demonstrate how a wireless tracking system can improve the health and productivity of dairy cows.
‘From crops to cows to cream’: Milking center dedication highlights N.C. State’s innovative approach to dairy science and education
A new N.C. State University milking center was cause for celebration for North Carolina’s dairy industry Friday Nov. 9. More than 100 people came out to view the new building designed to enhance the university’s teaching, research and extension programs in both food and animal sciences.
Foegeding honored with Haines dairy award
Dr. Allen Foegeding, William Neal Reynolds Professor of food, bioprocessing and nutrition sciences, has been honored with the 2011 William C. Haines Dairy Science Award.