Drilling for oil and gas off the North Carolina coast and for natural gas inland could generate millions of dollars in economic activity and create thousands of jobs. That same energy exploration and recovery could cause millions of dollars in damage to coastal communities and reduce property values inland.
For property owners looking to find ways to earn money from their forested land, forest farming can be a promising alternative – or addition – to harvesting the trees. And for years, Dr. Jeanine Davis has been helping these landowners make the most of that promise.
Using a combination of new tools and time-honored techniques, Dr. Dilip Panthee is carrying on N.C. State University’s strong tradition in plant breeding, developing hardier, higher-yielding plants for North Carolina’s $30-million-a-year tomato industry.
“My family does 4-H like a lot of families play baseball.” So said Allyson Brake, 18, a Wilson County 4-H’er who started her first livestock project after being given a lamb named “Peanut” for her fifth birthday.
Dr. Fred Gould, William Neal Reynolds Professor in the Department of Entomology, is one of two North Carolina State University faculty members named to the Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources, a major program unit of the National Research Council.
A new scholarship endowment was established in April in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences to honor Megan Mann Riggans and her infant son, Will.
Created by students in Horticultural Science instructors Will Hooker and Anne Spafford’s small-scale landscape design studio, the bamboo dragon was the studio’s spring sculpture project, constructed especially for the gala.
A team of Alamance County 4-H’ers took first place in the state 4-H Wildlife Habitat Evaluation Program competition in April and will move on to represent North Carolina at the National 4-H WHEP Invitational this summer.
The N.C. Association of Cooperative Extension Specialists presented awards to Matt Martin and Dr. Barbara Fair on May 3 at the association’s final meeting of 2012-13, N.C. State University’s Brickhaven Building.
New guidelines will allow urban farms and community gardens to compost up to 1,000 lbs. of food waste each week. Learn how to safely convert food waste to rich compost at two workshops — May 14 and June 17 — offered by the Center for Environmental Farming Systems.
N.C. State University economist Mike Walden discusses a proposal in Congress to allow states to tax purchases made on the Internet.
- Agribusiness sprouting higher in North Carolina (Triangle Business Journal)
- Alum works overtime to help abused, neglected horses (Red and White for Life)
- Hot spots in Raleigh not good for area trees (WRAL-TV)
- Staying healthy on vacation (The People's Pharmacy, WUNC)
- The Future of Veterinary Care: North Carolina State University's Heather Brown (Dug Dug blog)