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.
School has started and the holidays are just around the corner. This time of year can be a challenge for those balancing a busy schedule with a healthy lifestyle. Managing stress, choosing foods MORE »
Diane Currier, owner of Honeygirl Meadery, shares how a visit to Alaska motivated her to start her meadery and a how her award-winning mead is made. Listen to this interview to learn more MORE »– from Extension Gardener
If you have land, are interested in starting a farm, but don’t know where to begin; North Carolina Farm School Summit is just the conference for you. The NCFS Summit is October 11th, from 8:30am-4:00pm at MORE »
Three students at East Chapel Hill High School, Brooke, Julia and Danielle, and Environmental Science Teacher, Mr. Edward Kaybay, share their experience starting a pollinator garden at their school. Listen to the interview MORE »– from Extension Gardener
The Richmond County Nickels for Know-How Referendum will be held on Thursday, November 1, 2016. Six polling places have been established in Richmond County. The polling locations are as follows: Richmond County Extension MORE »
Derrick Sides grew up on a farm and has a love of the land and agriculture but his perspective is unique. Having been an artist and involved in local government he decided to try MORE »– from NC Farm School
The August 2016 issue of the NC 4-H Horse Program Newsletter is now available. Please share this information with anyone that has an interest in NC 4-H Horse Program activities and MORE »– from Equine Husbandry