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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. 

a joro spider on a web

Jul 7, 2022

One Giant Leap: Joro Spiders in North Carolina

It may be a bit soon to brand this giant spider as the Big Friendly Joro (BFJ), but it’s certainly not a menacing threat. 

a spider holding on to it's silk

Jun 24, 2022

The Amazing Spiders of North Carolina 

Occasionally frightening, always fascinating, most spiders are of the friendly neighborhood variety. Take a closer look and discover one of nature's most unique and beneficial animals. 

NC State Extension honey bee health

May 20, 2022

Bee the Solution

The NC State apiculture program works through Extension to help North Carolina beekeepers with hive health. 

One corner of the Centennial Gateway against a cloud-filled sky

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.