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.
From Factory Floor To First-Generation College Student
From teenage packing plant worker to animal science student and mentor, Sampson County’s Selena Ibarra is a first-generation college student who refused to quit.
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.
NC State's Master of Microbial Biotechnology prepares students to work at the intersection of science, technology and business.
You Tell Us: What Do You Want To See In Rural NC’s Future?
We asked a few friends of CALS: What do you want to see in rural North Carolina’s future? And how can CALS help? Pattie Mills, Co-owner JP Davenport & Son, Greenville “Rural farms are slowly disappearing. Because agriculture is so […]