On April 25, the N.C. State University chapter of Gamma Sigma Delta, the Honor Society of Agriculture, recognized academic achievement and contributions to agriculture.
Smallholder farmers in southeast Nigeria don’t have access to expertise from an extension service. But thanks to an enterprising journalist, farmers there can learn basic lessons about agriculture simply by turning on their battery-powered transistor radios to FARM 98.0 FM.
Guest lecturer Iowa State University Professor Dr. Max Rothschild has spent the last year as a Jefferson Science Fellow at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in Washington, sharing his ideas on how healthy livestock can play a key role in helping feed the world.
Several North Carolina communities will receive support in establishing incubator farms, thanks to the Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS) and the Bringing New Farmers to the Table Project. Incubator farms provide new farmers with plots of land to begin their operations and hone their farming skills before they make an investment in a more permanent location.
N.C. Cooperative Extension and the N.C. Farm Bureau Safety Team are partnering to help growers train Spanish-speaking farm workers on pesticide safety. Six upcoming workshops offered across North Carolina will prepare growers to use the Pesticides and Farmworker Health Toolkit, a resource based on the latest pesticide information for North Carolina that also can be tailored to a specific crop and workplace.
KANNAPOLIS, NC – Two scientists with the N.C. State University Plants for Human Health Institute at the N.C. Research Campus in Kannapolis are studying more than 300 cabbage varieties as part of the initial phase in a cabbage breeding program.
Two upcoming workshops in Goldsboro will focus on the production of ginger and shiitake mushrooms. Details and registration information on the two workshops are listed below. For more information, visit the Center for Environmental Farming Systems’ website, www.cefs.ncsu.edu.
Nobel Laureate Dr. Phillip A. Sharp and Juan Enriquez of Excel Venture Management will headline the conference “Stewards of the Future: Research for Human Health and Global Sustainability.”
The application deadline for the Center for Environmental Farming Systems’ (CEFS) summer internship program for undergraduate students is Wednesday, Feb. 15. Facilities at the CEFS’s Cherry Research Farm near Goldsboro will be used for the eight-week, six credit-hour internship program, which will run from June 4 to July 27.
Nobel Laureate and distinguished MIT professor Dr. Phillip A. Sharp and Juan Enriquez, best-selling author and leading authority on the global impact of life sciences, will headline the conference “Stewards of the Future: Research for Human Health and Global Sustainability” at North Carolina State University.