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.
Executive Farm Management Program Expanding in 2019
An Executive Farm Management Program that started in North Carolina is expanding to the entire Southeast.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Zublena named “Friend of the Counties” by NC Association of County Commissioners
Dr. Joe Zublena, director of the N.C. Cooperative Extension Service at N.C. State University, recently received the Friend of the Counties Award from the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners.