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Volunteers and community participants take part in an Extension gardening demonstration inside of a greenhouse

Apr 26, 2023

Our State Shines Spotlight on Extension Programs Statewide

Our State, North Carolina's award-winning monthly magazine, highlights Extension’s statewide impact in its May 2023 issue. 

NC State students on campus

Jan 10, 2023

On the Right Foot: Tips for the New Semester

Starting a new semester can be tough. Thankfully, there are a few things you can do to manage your stress levels and enhance your college experience. 

Rich Bonanno

Dec 20, 2022

Rich Bonanno Named Vice Provost for Outreach and Engagement

Rich Bonanno has been named vice provost for Outreach and Engagement, effective Jan. 1, 2023. 

A brown and white cow in a field

Dec 8, 2022

Groundtruthing Climate-Smart Grasslands

Extension faculty from the Department of Crop and Soil Sciences have joined a network of partners to assist producers in implementing grassland management strategies. 

rabbit stew on a counter

Nov 15, 2022

Heritage Foods Make a Comeback

As chefs and foodies raise awareness of heritage foods, CALS research and extension work to make them more profitable for farmers and more readily available to consumers. 

Marlena Chieffo standing in a greenhouse wearing a shirt that says "Support your local farmers"

Nov 11, 2022

NC State Apprenticeship Programs Introduce Veterans to Farming

NC State Extension is connecting veterans, like Darius McKoy and Marlena Chieffo, to agriculture and farming through multiple apprenticeship programs. 

pumpkins and other fall squash and gourds

Nov 5, 2022

Go Beyond Fall Flavors by Cooking With Pumpkins

There are a few sure-fire signs of fall, one being pumpkin-flavored everything. But is it good for us? NC State Extension's Catherine Hill suggests cooking with real pumpkin to get your healthy, fall flavor fix. 

Hops, specifically the cones, in Western North Carolina

Aug 25, 2022

NC State Hops Breeding Research Receives NCDA&CS Backing

The North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is providing grant funding to the Mountain Horticultural Crops Research and Extension Center to develop new hops varieties for the state’s booming craft beer industry. 

Grapes on a conveyor

Jul 20, 2022

Muscadine So Fine

Muscadine grapes are one of the new “it” superfoods. The Farms, Food and You podcast talks with Mark Hoffmann, a small fruits specialist with NC State Extension, about the muscadine industry in North Carolina. 

Dr. Rachel Vann

Jul 18, 2022

The Farmer’s Ambassador: Rachel Vann Provides Practical Guidance in New PSI Role 

As the platform director for Extension Outreach and Engagement, Rachel Vann will facilitate communication between N.C. PSI research teams and NC farmers.