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Three military veterans in a farm field with two cows

Apr 13, 2021

Veterans in North Carolina Agriculture

About 9,000 veterans farm in NC, and CALS is introducing more military retirees to the opportunities in ag. 

Economist Mike Walden

Mar 30, 2021

NC Farming and Food: A Look Back and Ahead with Mike Walden

What trends will shape NC's farms and food? As NC State University economist Mike Walden retires, he shares a look back and ahead. 

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. 

Hemp flower

Jan 19, 2021

What’s Up With N.C. Hemp

With modern hemp production heading into its fifth growing season in North Carolina, what does the future hold for this crop? That’s a question that’s likely on the minds of over 1,500 licensed growers and others in the hemp industry —and the one we explore in this episode of Farms, Food, and You. 

Hand slicing a sweetpotato

Oct 27, 2020

Sweet Success With Sweetpotatoes

Sweetpotatoes are North Carolina's state vegetable, and they're not just for Thanksgiving anymore. Find out how North Carolina growers have positioned our state as the leader when it comes to production of this increasingly in-demand crop. 

Man behind a row of turmeric plants on a community farm

Aug 25, 2020

Community Gardens: To Plant Is To Believe

Community gardens can give people who don’t have land the chance to grow healthy food while connecting with others. At a garden on a former North Carolina plantation, refugees from Myanmar are reconnecting with their agrarian roots. 

Grounds and other produce displayed at a farmers market stand

Aug 4, 2020

Local Food, Local Opportunities

Interest in locally grown food has grown over the past two decades, and the pandemic has brought more attention to this important segment of North Carolina's agriculture industry. But it's also brought challenges and opportunities. 

A young boy in a garden planting greens

Apr 1, 2020

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. 

Child with caterpillar on his nose.

Mar 15, 2020

Now What?

Without going far, kids can explore and learn from familiar environments. Liz Driscoll, an NC State Extension 4-H specialist, suggests five easy outdoor activities to try when your kids are feeling cooped up. 

Aerial of Memorial Belltower and surrounding buildings on campus.

Jul 6, 2018

You Decide: Is North Carolina Keeping Up With Other States?

Economic growth is a little bit like air travel. If growth is slow, it can be a bumpy ride with the threat of a recession always looming. But if growth is faster, the economy can feel like it is cruising, creating opportunities for more people and more places. How does North Carolina's growth stack up?