The Local Food Council of North Carolina is bringing together more than 100 local food council delegates from across the state Dec. 4-5 at at BioTech Place, 575 N Patterson Ave. in Winston-Salem. The event, Connecting for the Future: A Gathering of NC Food Councils, will attract delegates from more than 36 local groups and approximately 24 state organizations and agencies.
In this second annual bus tour, Linton and his department heads led a two-day exploration of North Carolina’s piedmont region.
Mark Weathington, a horticulturist with more than two decades of experience, has been named director of the acclaimed JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University.
As nighttime temperatures rise faster than daytime temperatures, agricultural production faces a new challenge being explored by NC State University’s Dr. Colleen Doherty. Doherty, an assistant professor of Molecular and Structural Biochemistry, studies how plants perceive and respond to changing temperatures and other stressors that keep them from attaining optimal yields.
Mike Walden discusses why saving, protecting and even expanding the middle class may be the issue of the century.
Climate change is expected to disrupt ecosystems by changing insects’ and other organisms’ life cycles in unpredictable ways -– and scientists are getting a preview of these changes in cities. NC State University research shows that some insect pests are thriving in warm, urban environments and developing earlier, limiting the impact of parasitoid wasps that normally help keep those pest populations in check.
Zach Myers is the co-owner of Myers Dairy Inc., a commercial dairy farming operation that milks more than 900 cows daily.
Dr. Sonny Ramaswamy, director of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture will speak Nov. 20 at North Carolina State University on the future of agriculture and meeting the needs of a growing world population.
Today’s farm and factory are quite different from their predecessors. Mike Walden analyzes the economic significance of current production trends in manufacturing and farming.
Researchers at the Center for Environmental Farming Systems have received three grants totaling more than $2.5 million since July to support research and education at the center’s 2,000-acre research farm in Goldsboro and on farms across the state.