There’s No Stopping Rachel Brown
Throughout her time at NC State, recent graduate Brown has been contributed eagerly and often to the college community and to the growth of school students. Not even the COVID-19 pandemic could slow her momentum.
New Project Supports Beginner Meat Producers in NC
NC Choices has launched a new project aimed at increasing the number of beginning farmers in North Carolina raising meat in either pasture-based or silvopasture systems.
Beef tour attracts large crowd to Franklin County
More than 110 people came out to a Cooperative Extension beef tour that’s become a summer tradition in the North Carolina’s Piedmont. The Five-County Beef Tour took visitors to farms representing the diversified nature of North Carolina cattle operations.
CALS scientist honored as emerging scholar
Dr. Julie Hicks, a postdoctoral scholar and recent Ph.D. degree recipient from N.C. State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, recently won a top regional award for her research into the molecular-level processes involved in one of the world’s most important swine diseases.
Anson County farmer starts with Extension to get on award-winning track
Bryan Cash is justifiably proud of his cattle herd in Anson County. When he bought his first cows more than a decade ago, he knew very little about what it took to raise them. But now, the award-winning farmer has a herd of close to 70 healthy cows, plus 42 calves that are thriving. “Everything that you see out there today, I wanted it, and I did it, but without my Extension agent Richard Melton, (the farm) wouldn’t be where it is today,” Cash says.
Superbugs from swine?
New research from North Carolina State University and Kansas State University shows that the common pests that live on the swine farms acquire antibiotic-resistant bacteria and have the potential to spread these bacteria.
Youth participate in Junior Dairy Show
Each year, N.C. Cooperative Extension conducts the Junior Dairy Show at sites around the state. The show held in Guilford County Aug. 3-4 included participants from surrounding counties. The dairy show was organized by Extension Dairy Agent Marti Day. To see images from the show, visit Debbie Roos's Growing Small Farms site.