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A dog and its trainers looking for truffles outside

Nov 16, 2022

This Truffle’s No Trifle

Man's best friend helps unearth a potentially lucrative crop in western North Carolina. NC State Extension's Katie Learn talks about these rare delicacies and what Extension is doing to help truffle growers. 

An aerial shot of the North Carolina State Fair at night

Oct 12, 2022

The North Carolina State Fair, So Happy Together

Once again, it's time for the North Carolina State Fair. On this episode of Farms, Food and You, we’ll hear from North Carolina Agriculture Commissioner and NC State University alumnus Steve Troxler to talk all things State Fair. 

Flooded agricultural fields after Hurricane Matthew

Sep 2, 2022

Be Prepared for Hurricane Season

September is National Disaster Preparedness Month, and here in North Carolina, that includes bracing for peak hurricane season. This episode of Farms, Food and You discusses how NC State Extension helps counties prepare and recover from these destructive storms. 

little seedling sprouting on a metal tray

Jun 23, 2022

Farms, Food and You: Plants in Space

Farms, Food and You talks with professor Marcela Rojas-Pierce to learn about an out-of-this-world experiment involving plant biology and what it means for the future of agriculture practices at home and beyond our atmosphere. 

nc state baseball field

Mar 16, 2022

The (Turf)grass is Always Greener on the Other Side

If a whiff of fresh-cut grass makes you start humming “Take me out to the ball game,” then you’re either itching for spring training, passionate about turfgrass management, or both. 

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Feb 16, 2022

Carolina Gold Rice Rush

In the 1800s, Carolina Gold Rice covered thousands of acres in the Tidewater Region before a series of hurricanes wiped out crop production. Now, it's making a comeback thanks to ambitious farmers in Pamlico County. 

aerial photo of fields

Jan 19, 2022

New, Emerging Crop: Cigar Wrapper Tobacco

Crop and Soil Sciences' Matthew Vann discusses his research on North Carolina's emerging crop, cigar wrapper tobacco. 

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Dec 15, 2021

North Carolina ‘Hops’ to it

North Carolinians know that craft beer is booming in the state. More than 350 brewers and brewpubs across North Carolina are all trying their hand at making new, interesting flavors from a base recipe of grain, yeast, water and hops. 

Hemp flower

Dec 2, 2021

Hemp: North Carolina’s Budding Industry

The hemp industry is budding in North Carolina but it hasn't exactly been smooth sailing. We talk with Extension specialist David Suchoff about what's been accomplished and what we've learned so far.