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Dec 17, 2021

Silliman to Retire After 20 Years of Service With NC Cooperative Extension

After 20 years of service to NC Cooperative Extension, Ben Silliman is retiring. He talks about his experiences with NC State and how he hopes to look for additional opportunities to teach, encourage and grow during his retirement. 

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Dec 8, 2020

Sarah Maddry: Finding a Career Opportunity in Challenging Times

Despite a global pandemic, NC State CALS graduate and former Ag Institute Ambassador Sarah Maddry couldn't have asked for a better senior year. 

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Nov 3, 2020

Kids Voting, N.C. Cooperative Extension Show Every Voice Matters

The 2020 election is almost over. And while their votes may not be counted among official election results, unofficially, North Carolina’s youth will be heard because of the efforts of N.C. Cooperative Extension and the Kids Voting program. 

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Mar 30, 2020

Helping Farmers Find New Ways to Sell

During a time of social distancing, Debbie Roos, N.C. Cooperative Extension agent in Chatham County, is helping farmers create online stores for their farms. 

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Sep 20, 2018

Executive Farm Management Program Expanding in 2019

An Executive Farm Management Program that started in North Carolina is expanding to the entire Southeast. 

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Aug 15, 2018

Local NBA Star Sends Seven Kids to N.C. 4-H Camp

Atlanta Hawks shooting guard and Bertie County, North Carolina, native Kent Bazemore recently treated seven first-time summer campers to the N.C. 4-H camp that helped shape his own childhood experiences. 

NC State Extension exhibit at Rural Day

May 17, 2017

Extension Front and Center at First Rural Day

Rural Day aimed to raise awareness of the issues crippling North Carolina’s rural communities and inspire action. And Extension is helping lead the way, improving the lives of citizens from the mountains to the coast. 

Apr 27, 2016

Ordering popular Extension publications just got easier

Four nationally popular publications from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences are now available for purchase online and from the campus bookstore. Previously, the books were only available via mail order. 

Mar 25, 2016

From dream to reality: NC Farm Schools guide new farmers to success

NC Farm School teaches new and current farmers practical skills for planning economically sustainable farms, including a business plan tailored to their land. The program has graduated more than 270 participants since 2013 and plans to expand. 

Mar 18, 2016

New simulator brings farm experience to urban areas

The NC Cooperative Extension's new 19-foot Agri-Pride Simulator is a choose-your-own-adventure video experience as a farmer harvesting your fields. The idea behind the mobile unit is to re-connect North Carolina’s increasingly urban public with farm life.