Don’t Plant Unsolicited Seeds From China
Many people have received unsolicited packages from China labeled as containing earrings, but actually containing seeds. DO NOT plant these seeds as they could be a pathway for the introduction of invasive species, insects, and plant diseases.
Extension Fills Field Day Void
NC Extension agents like Jenny Carleo are tapping video technology to fill the void of canceled field day gatherings. It’s a new, timely skill set that agents are scrambling to master for their clients’ benefit.
Homegrown: The State of North Carolina Agriculture
NC State Extension Director Rich Bonanno, also a lifelong farmer, shares his experiences and insights about the state of North Carolina's agriculture industry in the latest Homegrown: On the Farm segment.
NC State Extension: Transforming Science into Solutions
NC State Extension transforms science into everyday solutions for North Carolinians through programs and partnerships focused on agriculture and food, health and nutrition, and 4-H youth development.
NC Dairy Industry: A Glass That’s More Than Half-Full
North Carolina’s dairy industry plays a key role in North Carolina’s agricultural fabric, contributing more than $10 billion to the state’s total economy. Despite its ups and downs, dairy farmers remain committed to providing families with delicious and nutritious dairy products for a family meal or quick snack.
4-H Summer Camp Goes Virtual Due to COVID-19
North Carolina 4-H isn’t hosting your typical summer camps this year because of COVID-19. The organization is hosting virtual camp online in June and it is open to all young people.
NC State Extension Offers Animal Food Safety Training Online
NC State Feed Milling Extension has launched a new online training course for animal food safety. The Qualified Individual Training for Animal Food Safety course is intended for individuals who manufacture, process, pack or hold animal food.
Food Safety Guidance for Bulk Purchases of Frozen Poultry, Meats
Due to changes in the supply chain, some meat and poultry manufacturers are selling large amounts of product directly to consumers. NC State Extension food safety experts have developed resources to guide consumers.
Strawberry Season Arrives Early and in Abundance
With strawberry season set to peak at about the same time as COVID-19, North Carolina producers are taking steps to ensure that consumers have safe access to one of the state’s most popular crops.
Quick and Tasty Edibles for Spring
Now is the perfect time to start a small garden at home. Liz Driscoll, an NC State Extension 4-H specialist, reviews a number of vegetables that families can grow within two months.