NC State Extension

Nov 5, 2018

Will Hemp Be a Good Crop for North Carolina?

NC State Extension educators reflect on the second season that farmers have produced the crop under state’s pilot industrial hemp program.

Oct 10, 2018

Technology Helps Transform NC State Agricultural Tests

NC State is making fast technological strides when it comes to gathering and reporting data from North Carolina’s Official Variety Program. 

Sep 20, 2018

Executive Farm Management Program Expanding in 2019

An Executive Farm Management Program that started in North Carolina is expanding to the entire Southeast.

Sep 13, 2018

4-H Helps Teen Grow A Business – And A Career

At 19, Victoria Robie is now jthe sole proprietor of Outer Banks Kettle Corn – thanks in part to skills she learned in 4H.

Sep 5, 2018

4-H’ers Ride To Championship Victory – Together

Vying against top 4-H equine competitors from 13 states, Team North Carolina earned top honors in both riding and educational contests.

Aug 29, 2018

N.C. Farm School is Helping a Flower Business Bloom

Since its inception, the North Carolina Farm School has grown statewide and helped launch nearly 50 new farms in North Carolina.

Aug 10, 2018

10 of the Most Diabolical Crop Pests in North Carolina

Arthropod pests (both insects and mites) rob North Carolina farmers every year by eating into their crop yields. No matter what a grower does, it seems like there is always a destructive pest waiting in the wings. We’ve curated a list of 10 of the most vexing pests that prey on agriculture in North Carolina.

May 23, 2018

Med Month Celebrates Mediterranean Diet, Lifestyle

Join NC State Extension in celebrating the Med way of eating and living during Med Month, or International Mediterranean Diet Month.

Apr 12, 2018

Labor Intensive: Extension Agent Andrea Gibbs

With the birth of her first baby weeks away, Extension Agriculture Agent Andrea Gibbs is still on the job covering 1,000 square miles of farmland — more than an hour from the nearest hospital.

Apr 12, 2018

Extending Health Across The State

A grant from NC State Extension’s new Health Matters program allowed two Halifax County churches to build a community garden that now provides produce to over 350 families. It was one of 60 wide-ranging projects by four Health Matters associates and their 110 community partners last year to increase access to healthy food and physical activity.