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Waste lagoon and hog houses

Nov 24, 2020

Waste Solutions: From Farm Waste to Feed, Fertilizer and Energy

In this episode of Farms, Food and You, learn how extension specialists and researchers are helping farmers use plant-based agricultural leftovers as cattle feed and turning hog waste into valuable bioenergy and fertilizer. 

Aerial view of downtown Raleigh

Nov 20, 2020

You Decide: Are There Answers for Our Worrying Questions?

NC State University economist Mike Walden addresses some of the big questions surrounding economic recovery from the pandemic. 

NC State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences professor Dr. Mike Walden working in a recording studio.

Nov 19, 2020

Economic Perspective: Shifting Time

How have people been using time that would have been spent commuting during the pandemic? 

Jose Calderon on his farm

Nov 16, 2020

Jose “Pepe” Calderon Markets Sweet Potatoes Internationally

As an exporter with Barnes Farming, Jose “Pepe” Calderon created an international craving for sweet potatoes. 

Jason Davis on his farm

Nov 16, 2020

Jason Davis Pursues Passion for Farming

Jason Davis didn't come from an agricultural family; he chose it. He's diversifying to stay in farming. 

Skyline of Raleigh North Carolina

Nov 2, 2020

From Sunrise to Startups, Grad Students Plan Futures

Whether it’s organic peanut production, better options for soybean crop rotation or finding new ways to help crops thrive, CALS graduate students are poised to make a difference. 

Hand slicing a sweetpotato

Oct 27, 2020

Sweet Success With Sweetpotatoes

Sweetpotatoes are North Carolina's state vegetable, and they're not just for Thanksgiving anymore. Find out how North Carolina growers have positioned our state as the leader when it comes to production of this increasingly in-demand crop. 

Pile of green and Orange pumpkins with warts

Oct 9, 2020

Raising Pumpkins in Hues from Orange to Blue

Whether you’re a traditionalist when it comes to pumpkins or looking for something offbeat, you can find a range of colors, thanks to NC State research. 

Thearon McKinney pictured with his family

Oct 5, 2020

4-H Trailblazer Honored

Thearon McKinney, a retired NC State University 4-H professor nationally recognized for his volunteer leadership and marketing programs, was recently inducted into the National 4-H Hall of Fame. 

Aerial view of corn maze that says "Gross Farms" and "Visit NC Farms"

Oct 5, 2020

Agritourism: Heading Out to the Farm

Fall usually brings corn mazes, hayrides and more ways to experience N.C. farms, but this year may be different.