Archive for the ‘Extension News’ Category

Historian Clark to host session at 4-H exhibit

During 4-H Congress, 4-H’ers visiting the “Leading Together” exhibit at D.H. Hill Library will have the opportunity to talk with Dr. Jim Clark, retired N.C. State faculty member and author of the centennial book on N.C. 4-H, Clover all Over: North Carolina’s First 4-H Century.

Agriculture agents receive communications awards

vegetable greens in garden

A North Carolina Cooperative Extension agriculture agent and an agent team have received communications awards from the National Association of County Agricultural Agents. Shawn Banks of Johnston County won first place in the feature story category. A team of agents in the Successful Gardener program won in the fact sheet category.

‘Almanac Gardener’ resumes on WUNC-TV

Mike Gray

“Almanac Gardener” resumes its run on WUNC-TV on June 18. Taking viewers through the finer points of garden planning, maintenance and blooming innovation, the show features Mike Gray and fellow experts from the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service at N.C. State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

N.C. Hay Field Day set for July 19

Hay bales

The latest technology and research related to hay production will be the topic of an N.C. State University field day July 19 at the Mountain Research Station in Waynesville.

Bertie County farmer: Investment in Extension and research yields big-bang gains

Norman Perry

Colerain farmer and agribusiness owner Norman Perry is not a fan of what he calls big government. But when it comes to public funding for North Carolina agricultural research and extension, he’s sold. The money that goes to North Carolina Cooperative Extension and the North Carolina Agricultural Research Service “is some of the best bang-for-the-buck money that you can achieve,” he said.

Extension-recommended narrow row corn brings higher yields for Pasquotank farmer

Michael, Charles and Scott Gray

Pasquotank County farmer Michael Gray vividly remembers the first time he thought about planting his corn crop in narrower rows and at higher densities. It was during a farm tour in a nearby county, where N.C. State University crop science specialist Ron Heiniger had established a row width and plant population test.

On-farm research yields profit-saving results for Bertie producer

Joey Baker

When it comes to growing crops like peanuts, cotton, corn and soybeans, knowing the latest research-based recommendations can mean the difference between making a profit or racking up losses. And there’s no faster way of getting that information, says Bertie County farmer Joey Baker, than by having researchers conduct trials on your farm.

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