Shoppers, Meat Your Local Farmer
A new web directory called MeatSuite.com connects consumers with more than 70 farmers across the state selling pasture-raised meat in bulk.
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.
Got Sheep? Want A Solar Farm?
Many solar energy companies have started leasing land from farmers to build solar farms – and hiring sheep to control ground cover. The trend has been a revitalizing force in the North Carolina sheep industry.
How To Make An Impact: Tips from Extension’s Travis Burke
After more than 30 years with N.C. Cooperative Extension, Travis Burke is retiring – and has some advice to share.
Empowering Future Engineers at 4-H Electric Congress
Participants ages 11 to 18 gain hands-on experience in the fundamentals of electricity. Though the number of female electrical engineers nationwide hovers at about 8 percent, 45 percent of Electric Congress participants since 2000 have been female.
Hands on meets high tech at Small Farms Conference
When Louisburg sweet potato farmer Jason Brown was starting out in agriculture, he often turned to YouTube videos to learn the latest techniques. At Saturday's Successful Small Farms Opportunities Conference, organized by the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service and the Franklin County Small Farm Association, Brown was able to connect with experts in person.
Program awards funding to expand agricultural businesses
The North Carolina Value-Added Cost Share (NCVACS) program and the N.C. Tobacco Trust Fund Commission (NCTTFC) this week announced the recipients of 2013 equipment cost share awards. Coordinated by N.C. Cooperative Extension, NCVACS awarded $311,938 to 20 agricultural operations across the state.