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Jun 22, 2021

Why NC Farmers Need Good Internet

What challenges do farmers face in making the best use of new technology when they lack affordable high-speed internet? 

CALS grad Brandon Batten sitting on a tractor

Feb 16, 2021

Brandon Batten: Putting Advanced Farm Tech to Work

Brandon Batten uses modern ag tech daily on his Four Oaks farm, and he's looking ahead to advancements that'll make his operation increasingly efficient. 

The Kidds on their farm

Dec 7, 2020

Doris and Donald Kidd Develop Niche Markets

Turning to farming in retirement, Doris and Donald Kidd decided to grow elephant garlic, a specialty crop buyers are willing to pay more for. 

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. 

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May 26, 2020

‘Still Growing’ Connects Consumers with Local NC Farmers

Lee County Extension has teamed up with two CALS students to better connect farmers with consumers to provide them with fresh, local food. 

A farmer in the middle of row crops

May 7, 2020

What Would Happen if Farmers Took 45 Days Off?

Agriculture is an essential industry during these unprecedented times. It provides food, fiber and other resources that are essential to human life and existence. But what would happen if farmers took time off? 

Farmer standing in soybean field.

May 1, 2020

COVID-19 and Farmer Stress

From dumping milk to meat shortages and produce waste, farmers have felt the impact of the novel coronavirus. Many of our producers are having to make changes in their normal routines, causing added stress. 

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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. 

Jan 30, 2015

Steward of the Future: Gary Roberson

All-terrain wheelchairs, truck lifts and garden scooters are among the solutions the North Carolina AgrAbility partnership has designed to help disabled farmers remain productive. Extension specialist and associate professor Dr. Gary Roberson, of North Carolina State University, discusses the program and the impact of student design projects for these farmers.