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Aug 31, 2016

Honoring NC State’s Top ‘Yambassador’

Henry M. Covington was a longtime extension specialist whose research and partnerships with growers spurred the growth of North Carolina’s sweet potato industry. He passed away in 2004, but the North Carolina Sweet Potato Commission (NCSPC) established an endowment to honor the man affectionately known as “Mr. Sweet Potato” and to ensure that his legacy would continue. 

Jun 29, 2016

Expanding Outreach to Support Bees and Other Pollinators

A lot of people want to know what they can do to help bees – and a new initiative at NC State is aimed at helping to meet that demand. 

Jun 6, 2016

5 Things You Should Know About Grilling Burgers (To Avoid Getting Sick)

To help you avoid barfing this grilling season, a food safety expert gave us these five things to remember when it comes to making a delicious (and safe) burger. 

The frankly beautiful froth at the head of a pint of beer.

Mar 22, 2016

Home Brew

A burgeoning beer business is brewing in North Carolina — and NC State is supporting it with innovative brewing techniques, hands-on training for future brewers and a project to jumpstart hops production in the state. 

Jan 7, 2016

Giving With Ease to EFNEP’s Mission

Lorelei Jones, coordinator of the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program since 2004, strongly believes in investing in NC State. 

Oct 26, 2015

Spiders: How Spooky Are They?

Spooky scenes of fake spiders in giant webs are everywhere this time of year. But despite the Halloween hype, spiders hardly deserve their reputation as dangerous creatures. 

Oct 15, 2015

USDA Grants $6.7M to Curb Fruit Pest

NC State entomologist Hannah Burrack will lead a four-year effort to manage the spotted wing drosophila, a tiny fruit fly that causes hundreds of millions of dollars in annual agricultural losses. 

Oct 15, 2015

White House Lauds Juntos Program

An NC State program to empower Hispanic youth was named a “Bright Spot in Hispanic Education” by the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics. Since 2007, the North Carolina Cooperative Extension program called "Juntos" has helped close the achievement gap for Hispanic Youth in North Carolina and has been expanded into other states. 

Nov 17, 2014

Something Resistant This Way Comes: An Insect Mystery

An NC State entomology researcher has found that a feared crop pest found in North Carolina is becoming resistant to a common method used to protect crops. 

Nov 12, 2014

Expert Speaks on Future of Agriculture

The USDA's Sonny Ramaswamy discusses the world's agricultural challenges at a free event Thursday, Nov. 20. The talk is part of Cooperative Extension’s centennial celebration. 

Youngster with apple.

Sep 8, 2014

CALS Department Renamed

As a result of the reorganization of cooperative extension, the academic department that formerly housed youth development programs has a new name. 

Aug 14, 2014

Cooperative Extension Reorganizing

The North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service has announced a strategic plan for restructuring the century-old organization. 

Jun 17, 2013

Pollinator Paradise Garden

Enjoy a set of photos from Cooperative Extension’s demonstration Pollinator Paradise Garden. 

Jun 27, 2012

On the Front Lines of an Invasion

A new invasive pest from Asia likes fruits and berries as much as you do. An NC State entomologist is working to stop the hungry fruit fly, or at least slow it down. 

Nov 14, 2011

Wynne Plans to Retire in 2012

Dean Johnny C. Wynne will retire in July 2012 after eight years leading the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and a half-century association with NC State.