Partner Profile: The Golden LEAF Foundation
The Golden LEAF Foundation has provided substantial support for the North Carolina Plant Sciences Initiative and the NC State University building that will serve as its headquarters. Foundation Board Chairman Randy Isenhower explains why.
‘The Best Decision I’ve Made in a Long Time’
Through the Executive Farm Management Program, farmers and managers with large family farms in the Southeast gain skills and connections needed to sustain operations in the face of financial challenges.
NC State Goes All Out to Support Hemp Growers
Amid booming consumer interest in CBD, NC State Extension and its research partners fill in the knowledge gap in a fast-growing agricultural industry.
Coming Up: Healthier Foods, With Less Food Loss
A partnership rich with Wolfpack DNA leads to a winning new food for health-conscious consumers. And more products are on their way, made largely from leftovers from farms and food processors.
N.C. Farm School Grows Supportive Network for Entrepreneurial Growers
Through NC Farm School, participants gain more than insight into the ABCs of agricultural business planning. They also forge new networks and new friendships.
Golden LEAF Grant Bolsters Soldier to Agriculture Program
A recent $150,000 grant from Golden LEAF breathed new life into the Soldier to Agriculture Program, an intensive five-week course that is the first of its kind to provide agricultural training for transitioning veterans on a military base.
Program Plants Leaders in Agriculture and Science
Rising 7th and 8th graders can dig into science through Project PLANTS' exploratory field trips and hands-on projects in horticulture and agriculture. Students examine the scientific world and have the chance to develop positive social connections.
Sleepover At The Equine Unit: Foal Watch 2018
Every spring, student interns arrive at CALS' Equine Education Unit around 9 p.m. to unfurl their sleeping bags under desks and across chairs for the night shift: providing constant monitoring to ensure a safe and healthy birth for the new foals.
Student Spotlight: For Abel Walker, Sustainability is Key to Living Well
Plant biology student Abel Walker looks outside his comfort zone as he prepares for life beyond his December 2018 graduation.
Extension Announces 2018 N.C. AgVentures Grant Winners
North Carolina AgVentures cost-share grants strengthen agriculturally dependent families and communities by supporting farm operators who have innovative plans to diversify, expand, or implement new production, marketing or distribution strategies.