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New use for N.C. sweet potatoes: Dried products for pet food, animal feed

Maggie Hardee and Mike Boyette

North Carolina is the leading state when it comes to producing both sweet potatoes and tobacco, and a new N.C. State University research project is designed to build on both strengths to create new markets for farmers. The Sweet Potato Dehydration Project is exploring ways to use tobacco-curing barns to dry sweet potatoes for use in pet food and animal feed.

YOU DECIDE: What can we learn from foreign economics?

Dr. Michael Walden is William Neal Reynolds professor of agricultural and resource economics at N.C. State University.

Can we in the United States benefit from observing and understanding successful economic strategies in other countries? Mike Walden discusses.

Turfgrass Field Day takes place Aug. 10

Turfgrass Field Day 2010

The latest research related to turfgrass will be the focus of an N.C. State University field day set for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10, in Raleigh.

State FFA officers elected at Raleigh Convention

FFA officers

Four FFA members were elected state officers at the 2011-2012 State FFA Convention held at the Raleigh Convention Center June 21-23. New officers are State President John Stewart of Knightdale; State Vice President Caroline Tart of Goldsboro; State Vice President Beverly Hampton of Mount Ulla; State Vice President Katie Cauthen of Mount Pleasant; State Vice President Hannah Russell of Asheboro; and State Vice President Alyssa Ramsey of Marshall.

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