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strawberries in a bowl

Jun 29, 2017

Healthy Eating Campaign Targets Mothers of Young Children

A new social marketing campaign launched by NC State’s SNAP-Ed Steps to Health program encourages mothers to model healthy eating for their young children. 

NC State Extension exhibit at Rural Day

May 17, 2017

Extension Front and Center at First Rural Day

Rural Day aimed to raise awareness of the issues crippling North Carolina’s rural communities and inspire action. And Extension is helping lead the way, improving the lives of citizens from the mountains to the coast. 

Tobacco seedlings in a greenhouse

May 2, 2017

Organic Tobacco: Better Ways to Get Off to a Good Start

Interest in organic tobacco farming has been growing in recent years, and at NC State University, researchers are taking the guessing game out of one of the most important steps in production: how best to fertilize seedlings. 

Lee County Women in Ag Extension JJ Faulk CALS

Apr 19, 2017

Lee County Extension Spotlights Women in Agriculture

Seeing an unacknowledged growth of women in the agriculture industry, Extension agents in Lee County had an idea: tell the world. 

Close up photo of a daisy

Apr 11, 2017

Plants Enrich the Economy and People’s Lives

Springtime is gardening time in North Carolina — and time to celebrate the value that plants bring to people’s lives. 

Dana Hanson teaches about salt and charcuterie.

Feb 24, 2017

A Dash of Salt (and A Lot of Time)

What does it take to make your own bacon? Associate professor and extension specialist Dana Hanson leads a four-week class out of Schaub Hall to educate the public on how to create their own bacon, sausage and more. 

eggnog in an NC State branded pint glass

Dec 23, 2016

How to Prepare Your Own Eggnog

Ever wonder how to make your own egg nog at home? NC State University's Dr. Ben Chapman has a few tips for how to safely prepare this holiday staple on your own. 

CALS researchers harvest Striped Bass fry (eggs) at NC State's Pamlico Aquaculture Field Lab in Aurora, N.C.

Dec 4, 2016

Extension Connections, Big Results

There’s a direct connection between Assistant Professor Benjamin Reading’s bass research and the tremendous early success of an Aurora fish hatchery – thanks to Aquaculture Extension Agent Mike Frinsko. 

NC Farm School participants in a greenhouse.

Nov 9, 2016

NC Farm School: From Dream to Reality

NC Farm School offers hopeful farmers-to-be the education and mentorship needed to create a solid business plan for a working farm. 

Fayetteville green street under construction

Oct 25, 2016

One-of-a-Kind Green Street Transforms Downtown Fayetteville

NC State's Bill Hunt is leading a unique green infrastructure project in the heart of Fayetteville that is the first of its kind in North Carolina.