North Carolina Cooperative Extension clients statewide tell how Extension is empowering them and providing solutions that have improved their lives.
Neither rainy weather nor muddy fields could keep the crowds away from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences’ annual Farm Animal Days event, designed to give children an up-close-and-personal experience with animal agriculture.
Gerald Frye wanted to be a farmer his entire life. But he grew up near the city, went to college to study business and took various jobs before launching his own agricultural operation at the age of 45. “I knew nothing, but one of the things I did right early on
was stumble into the Extension office.”
Gourishankar Karoshi, a master’s degree student in biological and agricultural engineering, is exploring a process that takes an abundant greenhouse gas and an abundant agricultural waste product and potentially yields value-added and eco-friendly results.
Poultry science researchers at N.C. State University and two other institutions are hoping to learn more about the genetic traits and responses that could help poultry better cope with heat stress. Such knowledge will help poultry producers around the world plan for rising temperatures from global climate change.