May 20, 2020

A Change of Pace

Michelle Pace Davis is a sixth generation Johnston County farmer who has learned the importance of farm adaptability, agricultural education and customer connections. Part of her farm’s mission is to invite and educate - including students from her alma mater

Apr 23, 2020

‘Uncharted Waters’: Farms, Food and COVID-19

In a new NC State Extension report, economist Nick Piggott says COVID-19’s impact on agriculture and food systems in North Carolina and the United States could be staggering.

Nov 19, 2017

Farm Transition and Congressional Tax Reform

Current tax law creates impediments keeping some farm transfers from occurring. While the Congress is debating tax reform, Extension Specialist Guido van der Hoeven presents the proposals he offered to the House Committee on Agriculture in this issue of the NC State Economist.

Jun 7, 2016

Opinion: A place at the table for all farmers

Small-scale farms are necessary for maintaining the health and welfare of North Carolina's people and communities. So are larger-scale farms.
 But in looking at some of the conversations taking place on social media, you would think one can only exist if the other ceases to exist. Associate Dean Rich Bonanno contends the dialogue should not be framed as either-or, but rather both-and.

Mar 25, 2016

From dream to reality: NC Farm Schools guide new farmers to success

NC Farm School teaches new and current farmers practical skills for planning economically sustainable farms, including a business plan tailored to their land. The program has graduated more than 270 participants since 2013 and plans to expand.