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Small combine harvesting corn

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.  

Men standing around a table during a management case study.

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. 

4H Victoria Robie

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. 

cut flowers

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. 

Silver-spotted skipper caterpillar. Photo by Kara Jones. Shared under a Creative Commons license.

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. 

roasted vegetables

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. 

A Food Corps volunteer shows a group of children vegetables just pulled from the ground.

Apr 4, 2018

Straight from the Kitchen, Garden and Farm: Homegrown Educates, Connects North Carolinians

Homegrown, a new educational video series from NC State Extension, aims to reconnect people to the food, landscapes and agriculture of North Carolina. 

Woman behind North Carolina Cooperative Extension Lenoir County sign, at the construction site for the new county center.

Feb 7, 2018

After the Flood: Rebuilding an Extension Center

In the 15 months since Hurricane Matthew flooded their building, Lenoir County’s Extension staff members have worked under trying conditions. But with a new building under construction, the future looks brighter. 

Martha Calderon, George Place and Mike Boyette looking at a fan

Dec 4, 2017

Extension in Action: Protecting a Farmer’s Harvest

When farmer Martha Calderon needed help keeping her tomato harvest fresh, she turned to NC State Extension. The result? A project that protects her crops and ensures profitability.