Partner Profile: NC Tobacco Trust Fund Commission
For nearly 20 years, the NC Tobacco Trust Fund Commission has been a staple in advancing agriculture in North Carolina—and an important partner of NC State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
Extension Announces 2018 N.C. AgVentures Grant Winners
North Carolina AgVentures cost-share grants strengthen agriculturally dependent families and communities by supporting farm operators who have innovative plans to diversify, expand, or implement new production, marketing or distribution strategies.
$1 Million NSF Grant Launches Unique Master’s Program at NC State
A $1 million National Science Foundation grant will enable the college to create a new interdisciplinary master’s program for students from underrepresented groups.
NC State, UNC Collaborate on Microbiome Project
With a new grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and NC State University are working together to better understand how communities of microbes influence disease transmission.
Project Promises New, Sustainable Tools for Fight Against Stink Bug
U.S. specialty crop growers will benefit from a new $3.7 million grant won by NC State University to find sustainable control options for the invasive brown marmorated stink bug.
NC State Researchers Win $7 Million in Specialty Crops Grants
Three NC State University research and Extension projects aimed at improving specialty crops production have won more than $7 million in grants from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture.
NC State receives grant to improve African sweet potatoes
NC State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences will receive $12.4 million over the next four years from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to improve a crop that is an important food staple in sub-Saharan Africa – the sweet potato.
CEFS receives $2.5 million in new grants
Researchers at the Center for Environmental Farming Systems have received three grants totaling more than $2.5 million since July to support research and education at the center's 2,000-acre research farm in Goldsboro and on farms across the state.
North Carolina FFA gets grant to improve ag education programs
The North Carolina Tobacco Trust Fund Commission has awarded $180,000 to the North Carolina FFA Foundation to improve high school agricultural education programs throughout the state.
PHHI Extension partnership lands $425,000 in grants
The North Carolina Cooperative Extension component of N.C. State University’s Plants for Human Health Institute (PHHI), in partnership with the university’s Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, has secured more than $400,000 in funding through two major grant programs to assist the state’s growers and agricultural operations in 2013.