Posts Tagged ‘sustainable agriculture’

Ag-Bash benefits RAFI-USA

Picture of check presentation

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.

Sustainable development professorship fully endowed by Bayer CropScience

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.

Anastas believes science, technology offer ‘green’ solutions

The EPA’s Dr. Paul Anastas delivers the 2010 Borlaug Lecture.

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.

NC Choices to host first Carolina Meat Conference, March 25-27

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.

NC Choices, CEFS to host meat conference in March

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.

Grower sees bright future for N.C. pecan orchards

Timothy Haithcock

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.

Obituary: Ken Fager, CEFS research specialist

Ken Fager

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.

North Carolina to serve as FoodCorps site for program to help grow healthy children

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.

Costa Rica faculty visit Chatham farms

Costa Rican faculty visit Chatham farms

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.

Nov. 10, 12 are deadlines for CFSA conference

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

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