In September, Bayer CropScience’s Dr. Nick Hamon presented the final of three gift installments from the company to fully endow the position of Bayer Environmental Science Professor of Sustainable Development in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
During the Oct. 4 Borlaug Lecture, Dr. Paul Anastas of the Environmental Protection Agency said innovation is required to help society reduce its dependence on products and processes that rely on toxic substances.
In response to the rising demand for locally-raised meats, NC Choices will host a unique statewide conference March 25-27 in Concord. The event is designed to bring together farmers, butchers, chefs, buyers and local meat enthusiasts.
Registration is now open for the Carolina Meat Conference, March 25-27 in Concord. This first-ever statewide conference on meat production is sponsored by NC Choices and the Center for Environmental Farming Systems.
Were it not for N.C. State University and its Cooperative Extension Service, a thriving 10-acre pecan orchard near Goldsboro most likely wouldn’t exist, says owner Tim Haithcock. A lawyer by day, Haithcock began his orchard 15 years ago with little more than a piece of land and a green thumb.
Ken L. Fager, 48, passed away Dec. 31. He was a researcher and educator at the Center for Environmental Farming Systems at N.C. State University. A native of Pennsylvania, Fager earned his bachelor’s degree in horticulture from Penn State University in 1984.
A national effort to improve children’s knowledge of and access to healthy food will have a presence at five North Carolina locations beginning next year.
Two faculty members from University of Costa Rica recently visited farms in Chatham County in November, as part of an information exchange with scientists at N.C. State University and N.C. A&T State University. Photos of the visit are available on Debbie Roos’s Growing Small Farms website.
Winston-Salem will host the Carolina Farm Stewardship Association’s 25th annual sustainable agriculture conference Dec. 3-5, and the CFSA is picking up the tab for 40 new-to-agriculture farmers who would like a crash course. North Carolina Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education has some funding available to offset lodging and registration expenses for Extension agents interested in attending. Read more from N.C. A&T’s ag e-dispatch
Dr. Mary Ann Lila, Director of North Carolina State University’s Plants for Human Health Institute on the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis, has been named the first David H. Murdock Distinguished Professor.