Posts Tagged ‘local foods’

Extension schools give aspiring growers a start

Neil Shore shows Piedmont Farm School participants his winegrape vineyards.

Want to become a farmer? Or are you already a farmer, but interesting in transitioning to sustainable production of specialty crops or produce for the local market? Two North Carolina Cooperative Extension farm schools are designed to help you learn effective production methods, business planning, financial management, marketing strategies and more.

The Produce Lady offers live online canning demos

Ben Chapman and Brenda Sutton

Dr. Ben Chapman, a food safety specialist with N.C. Cooperative Extension, will join Brenda Sutton, The Produce Lady, in two live, one-hour demonstrations on proper canning techniques.

Dean Johnny Wynne announces retirement

Picture of Dean Johnny Wynne

Dean Johnny C. Wynne of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences has announced his planned retirement, effective July 1, 2012. Wynne will retire after serving as College of Agriculture and Life Sciences dean for more than eight years, while his association with N.C. State spans half a century.

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