As the world population grows, so does the need for abundant, affordable and safe food. North Carolina Cooperative Extension’s educational programs provide farmers and agribusinesses with the research-based knowledge they need to produce high-quality crops and livestock in economically and environmentally sustainable ways. That’s important for North Carolina because agriculture and agribusiness account for about 17 percent of our state’s jobs and income.
Photos by Debbie Roos, Agricultural Extension Agent. I was asked to arrange an all day farm tour for faculty in North Carolina State University’s Agricultural & Resource Economics Department to provide a better MORE »– from Growing Small Farms
The Chatham County Center of North Carolina Cooperative Extension will offer a High Tunnel Production workshop as part of its Enhancing Sustainability Series on Monday, August 11, 2014 from 1:00-5:00 pm at the auditorium of the MORE »– from Growing Small Farms
Today the USDA announced the formation of the Foundation for Food and Agricultural Research (FFAR) as authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill. The new foundation will “leverage public and private resources to increase the scientific MORE »– from Growing Small Farms
In April 2014, North Carolina peach growers approved a self-assessment that will be used to support research by North Carolina State University Specialists and expand marketing efforts for the industry. The assessment received MORE »– from Peach Growers Information
There have been some recent changes in tax issues related to agriculture. Emails have been flying around with these updates. I pulled all of these links together below to have them in one spot MORE »– from Growing Small Farms
North Stokes High School’s farm is growing GAP-certified produce for their own school cafeteria. Hear more in this news video and read more from The Stokes News - Bridging the GAP: First GAP certified MORE »– from Local Food