Posts Tagged ‘agriculture’

Extension’s role in alternative energy is subject of WRAL-TV story

Man being interviewed on camera

On Wednesday, July 17, WRAL-TV featured a story about how three Harnett County farms are working with N.C. Cooperative Extension to develop various on-farm systems of alternative energy. Agent Gary Pierce described how alternative energy benefits farmers.

Late blight is early again this year

picture of tomatoes

Late blight, a serious disease of tomatoes and potatoes, has been confirmed in North Carolina, according to N.C. State University’s Plant Disease and Insect Clinic and two Cooperative Extension plant pathology specialists.

Hillsborough farmers get start at Breeze Farm

everlaughter farmers

Will Cramer is the successful farm manager behind Ever Laughter Farm just north of Hillsborough. He and his business partner Sam Hummel, are among those who got their start at Orange County’s Breeze Farm enterprise incubator. New farmer programs will benefit from support of the 2013 Farm to Fork Picnic June 9.

Agroecology Farm will provide produce for University Dining

Shroeder-Moreno and student

For the first time, N.C. State’s Agroecology Education Farm will provide fresh produce to campus dining facilities. As part of the university’s Earth Day celebration, community members, students and more gathered to plant the plants that will feed the campus.

Forestry advocate delivers Borlaug lecture April 16

Frances Seymour, a long-time advocate for forest preservation, will deliver the 2013 Borlaug Lecture April 16, 3 p.m., at N.C. State University’s Hunt Library Auditorium. Her speech topic is “Forests for Thought – The Dynamic Politics of Tropical Forests, Food Security and Climate Change.”

Dean Linton: Pucker up, pig!

Linton kisses pig

CALS Dean Richard Linton stepped up and kissed a pig during the 2013 Ag Awareness Week activities on N.C. State’s Brickyard this week, all in the interest of good, clean fun and finding a cure for cancer.

Student Perspectives: Kristen Glosson

Kristen Glosson

Guilford County native Kristen Glosson is creating new options for dairy farmers through her nutrition and animal science research at a newly enhanced dairy unit that’s part of N.C. State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. As she pursues her master’s degree, Glosson focuses on increasing the nutrient density of pasteurized whole milk for calves.

Club raises ag awareness

WRAL-TV meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner with a cow on N.C. State University's brickyard.

With National Ag Day being celebrated throughout the nation on March 19, Alpha Zeta at N.C. State has focused the spotlight on agriculture during a week of activities on the university brickyard.

Agbiosciences drive economic growth, job creation in the Southern U.S.

Jeremy Pattison, strawberry breeder

Amid news of a still sputtering U.S. economic recovery, a report released today shows the nation’s agbioscience industries are growing, especially in the South. According to a Battelle study, agriculture, forestry and fisheries production generates $240 billion in regional economic activity within the Southern region and supports over 2.2 million jobs with labor income totaling $62 billion.

Persistence pays for alumnus who leads CALS biotech spinoff

Dr. Giles Shih

When College of Agriculture and Life Sciences alumnus Dr. Giles Shih talks about the success of his company, BioResource International (BRI), he sometimes mentions the Louis Pasteur quote “chance favors the prepared mind.”

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