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Paige King Johnson promotional photo

Nov 16, 2020

Clover to Country Star: 4-H Alumna Paige King Johnson

Harnett County 4-H alumna Paige King Johnson is making a name for herself in the music world, and she attributes much of her success to growing up in 4-H. 

butchered meat

Apr 13, 2020

Shoppers, Meat Your Local Farmer

A new web directory called connects consumers with more than 70 farmers across the state selling pasture-raised meat in bulk. 

Grazing cattle on a mountain farm

Feb 1, 2019

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. 

Sheep graze between rows of solar panels.

Sep 12, 2018

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. 

North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service Associate Director Travis Burke poses for a headshot in front of the NC State University logo.

Sep 12, 2016

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. 

4H Electric Congress Students At Work

Aug 3, 2016

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. 

Mar 1, 2016

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. 

Oct 9, 2013

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.