agriculture

Dec 20, 2016

Scientists Crack the Genetic Code Determining Leaf Shape in Cotton

The discovery opens the door to producing cotton varieties ideally suited for agriculture, says Dr. Vasu Kuraparthy of NC State's Department of Crop and Soil Sciences.

Jun 21, 2016

‘Secret agent’ Martha Mobley featured in national magazine

Modern Farmer magazine calls her a ‘secret agent.’ But for the agricultural community in Franklin County, Martha Mobley’s work is no secret. She’s a go-to resource for expertise ranging from horses and forestry to livestock and local foods.

Jun 14, 2016

NC State among universities calling for increased ag research investment

NC State University, along with 12 other prominent research institutions, joined the SoAR Foundation today in calling for a surge in federal support of food and agricultural science.

Jun 7, 2016

Opinion: A place at the table for all farmers

Small-scale farms are necessary for maintaining the health and welfare of North Carolina's people and communities. So are larger-scale farms.
 But in looking at some of the conversations taking place on social media, you would think one can only exist if the other ceases to exist. Associate Dean Rich Bonanno contends the dialogue should not be framed as either-or, but rather both-and.

May 20, 2016

Ag and agbiz worth $84 billion in NC

Agriculture and agribusiness – food, fiber and forestry — make up an $84 billion-a-year industry in North Carolina, contributing one-sixth of the state’s income and employees, according to the latest figures from NC State University economist Mike Walden.

Mar 24, 2016

Horticulture team ranks high at national competition

From landscape design to small engine repair, NC State horticulture students demonstrated their wide-ranging expertise and nabbed some of the top honors at the 40th Annual National Collegiate Landscape Competition from March 16-19 at Mississippi State University. The team placed seventh overall of […]

Mar 3, 2016

Filmmaker Q&A, free screening of NC farm documentary for National Ag Day

NC State University Libraries and the Center for Environmental Farming Systems are co-hosting a free screening of The Last Barn Dance on Tuesday, March 15, at 7 p.m. in the D.H. Hill Library West Wing Auditorium. The film chronicles Alamance County dairy farmer Randy Lewis’ fight to save his business in an economy that has decimated most other family farms in the county.

Mar 1, 2016

Hands on meets high tech at Small Farms Conference

When Louisburg sweet potato farmer Jason Brown was starting out in agriculture, he often turned to YouTube videos to learn the latest techniques. At Saturday's Successful Small Farms Opportunities Conference, organized by the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service and the Franklin County Small Farm Association, Brown was able to connect with experts in person.

Feb 16, 2016

Small-farm opportunities conference takes place Feb. 27

Interested in learning more about small farm opportunities in North Carolina? If so, make plans now to attend North Carolina Cooperative Extension’s Successful Small Farms Opportunities Conference Feb. 27 at Vance-Granville Community College in Louisburg.

Nov 20, 2015

Thanks, North Carolina farmers

Thanksgiving wouldn’t be possible without farmers and farm workers. They are the backbone of North Carolina’s economy.