Posts Tagged ‘State Fair’

CALS came to the fair

Giant produce

A showcase of College of Agriculture and Life Sciences programs was on view at the 2013 North Carolina State Fair. Prominent in the fair’s Agriculture Today tent was a CALS exhibit focused on accessibility in agriculture, with displays from the Biological and Agricultural Engineering Research Shop, the North Carolina AgrAbility Partnership and Extension therapeutic horticulture programs.

Entomologist is State Fair’s giant pumpkin king

bacheler with the pumpkin

As an Extension entomologist at N.C. State University, Dr. Jack Bacheler helps folks grow crops without giving up too much to insects that feast on plants. This year, Bacheler himself has a gardening success story – he is the proud producer of the State Fair’s biggest pumpkin.

CALS is omnipresent at 2012 State Fair

Cooperative Extension agents manned the CALS Cultivating a Career exhibit.

The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences again had a significant presence at the N.C. State Fair — whether it was Cooperative Extension personnel manning a station at the Cultivating a Career exhibit, the always popular N.C. State Howling Cow Ice Cream booth (courtesy of the CALS Department of Food, Bioprocessing and Nutrition Sciences), CALS students teaching kids about farm animals or fashioning elaborate horticulture displays, Dr. Tom Monaco’s prize-winning peppers or a plethora of 4-H entries in a range of competitions.

Monaco racks up the ribbons at State Fair

Tom Monaco displays his blue-ribbon eggplants.

When Dr. Tom Monaco walked through the horticultural exhibit at the 2009 North Carolina State Fair, he thought to himself, “I can grow vegetables just as good as these.” And he did. Monaco, the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences’ part-time commodity relations coordinator, entered produce in 34 categories in the 2010 State Fair and [...]

Landscape design students bring bamboo art – and a surfing chicken — to State Fair

"Chicken of the Sea"

The flower and gardens area of the N.C. State Fair is the go-to oasis for fairgoers seeking a break from the crowds, noise and food-based-on-a-dare. It is now also the site of the latest creation of students in Prof. Will Hooker’s small-scale landscape design studio.

Vermicomposting is subject of CALS State Fair exhibit

volunteers at state fair booth

Visitors to the N.C. State Fair’s Green NC exhibit can learn how to start a home worm bin at a booth created by N.C. State’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

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