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Student and professor holding a beverage product they developed in a grocery store.

May 25, 2021

Growing NC Food Entrepreneurship

Roughly 80% of crops grown in North Carolina are shipped out of the state to be processed. What’s being done to tap the potential for food entrepreneurs to keep these commodities here? 

Head shot of Will Kornegay in a farm field

May 11, 2021

Adversity Meets Ingenuity for Food Entrepreneur

Food entrepreneur Will Kornegay used quick thinking and the support of others to turned bad timing with one business into a new venture and a chance to help others who can't always afford nutritious food. 

Steve Lommel in a university laboratory

Jan 5, 2021

One-on-One With N.C. Agricultural Research Service Director Steve Lommel

When it comes to NC State University’s impact on agriculture, NCARS' discoveries lead to the way. Director Steve Lommel provides an update. 

Flag, man at podium and 4-H banner

Apr 29, 2020

Yoder on State Food Supply Chain Group

Mike Yoder of NC State Extension and Allen Boyette of NC State Facilities have joined North Carolina’s frontline effort to address food production and distribution issues during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Meatballs and greens on a plate

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. 

Man in lab coat cutting meat

Apr 18, 2019

Student Spotlight: Juan Ascencio Makes His Mark In Meat Contest

Juan Ascencio heads to Germany in May after winning seven medals in an international charcuterie contest. 

Researchers look at food plant

Nov 9, 2016

Food Safety – In Virtual Reality

NC State University food scientists harness the power of virtual reality to keep contaminants off your dinner plate – and to give our students the same training as the experts. 

Oct 12, 2015

New Howling Cow flavor debuts alongside food concoctions at 2015 N.C. State Fair

The theme of the 2015 North Carolina State Fair is “Nothing Could Be Finer” – and that goes for the fair week roll out of a new flavor of NC State’s Howling Cow ice cream. 

Aug 10, 2015

Seeding North Carolina’s future

CALS and its partners strive to make North Carolina the world’s leader in plant sciences innovation. 

Jan 26, 2015

Edible flowers: New guide for choosing and using flowers in food

Today there is a renewed interest in edible flowers for their taste, color and fragrance. But not all flowers are edible. For guidance on how to select, grow, harvest and preserve flowers for food use, check out this new North Carolina Cooperative Extension online publication, Choosing and Using Edible Flowers (PDF).