The Carolina Farm Stewardship Association has named Moore County Agriculture Agent Taylor Williams its 2010 North Carolina Extension Agent of the Year.
U.S. Department of Agriculture Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan told audiences at N.C. State and N.C. A&T State universities during a Feb. 9 visit that she came to North Carolina because the Center for Environmental Farming Systems’ commitment to promoting local food economies.
Alpha Gamma Rho, the agriculture fraternity at N.C. State University, raised $500 for the Rural Advancement Foundation International-USA (RAFI-USA) with its first Ag-Bash.
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.