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Luke Gatiboni at the Tidewater Research Station

Sep 18, 2021

STEPping Up Phosphorus Research

NC State Soil Fertility Specialist Luke Gatiboni took over a longtime study that relied on traditional research technologies and methods. But as of last week, that work is set to get amplified at nearly every level. 

Richard and Marcia Reich

Sep 14, 2021

Deeply Rooted

From an early age, the concept of extension struck a chord with Richard Reich, especially after his father passed away at an early age. Now Reich and his wife, Marcia, honor their fathers - and NC State Extension - by supporting the N.C. Plant Sciences Initiative. 

A man wearing a mask and holding up fresh produce

Aug 6, 2021

A Necessary Network for Local Foods

During the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the North Carolina Local Food Council proved communication and collaboration were key in helping the state’s local food systems survive and thrive. 

Socially distanced men with masks in a barn.

May 13, 2021

Extension Educates Farmworkers on Vaccination

NC State Extension has trained some 600 farmworkers in North Carolina about vaccination, especially related to COVID-19, and new federal funding will enhance the effort. 

Members of the Debnam family at the seed library

Apr 19, 2021

Master Gardener Volunteers Tend to the Community

Pandemic limitations were no match for the fertile imaginations of Master Gardener volunteers, who delivered fresh food to seniors, built a seed library and found new ways to help the hungry. 

Three bags of dried apples

Apr 9, 2021

Grants Support Farm Innovation

For family farmers wanting to increase their profits and sustain their farms, an NC State Extension grant gives them a boost. 

Woman with small goat on her shoulder

Mar 26, 2021

NC Farm School Helps Farms Get Off to a Solid Start

With NC Farm School's help, two couples are turning their farmland into sustainable new businesses with the potential to grow agritourism. 

Hands holding a small plant

Mar 18, 2021

NC State Extension Releases Annual Report

While 2020 presented extraordinary challenges, NC State Extension never stopped delivering on its promise. Discover the work and impact across the state in the NC State Extension Annual Report. 

The Kidds on their farm

Dec 7, 2020

Doris and Donald Kidd Develop Niche Markets

Turning to farming in retirement, Doris and Donald Kidd decided to grow elephant garlic, a specialty crop buyers are willing to pay more for. 

Nov 30, 2020

Experts You Can Count On

NC State's extension food safety experts provided training to help North Carolina restaurants reopen during the COVID-19 pandemic. Now they're leading a national team.