Posts tagged N.C. A&T State University

Today’s Topic: Cultivating young people’s interest in agriculture

  Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” The average age of North Carolina farmers has continued to increase and now stands at 58.9, according to the 2012 Census of Agriculture. That’s a concern because the world’s population will reach 9 billion people by […]

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News Roundup: Nov. 8-14

Each week we round up the latest N.C. agricultural headlines from news outlets across the state and country, as well as excerpts from the stories. Click on the links to go straight to the full story.  “Work doesn’t end for apple farmers when fruit is picked,” Hendersonville Times-News: As Henderson County’s apple farmers wrap up […]

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News Roundup: June 7-13

Each week we round up the latest N.C. agricultural headlines from news outlets across the state and country, as well as excerpts from the stories. Click on the links to go straight to the full story. “High thrips numbers reported in North Carolina tobacco,” Southeast Farm Press:  Tobacco growers and consultants reported unusually high thrips […]

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News Roundup: March 22-28

Each week we round up the latest N.C. agricultural headlines from news outlets across the state and country, as well as excerpts from the stories. Click on the links to go straight to the full story. “Russia approves four U.S. cold storage facilities for pork exports,” Meatingplace.com: Russia has approved four U.S. cold storage facilities […]

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Commissioner Troxler: Celebrating small farms

This past week has been a big one for ag awareness in our state. We have celebrated National Ag Day, Ag Awareness Week and N.C. A&T State University’s Small Farms Week. On Wednesday I had the honor of attending a luncheon honoring small farmers and recognizing Ryan Wiebe of Burnsville in Yancey County, who was […]

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News Roundup: March 15-21

Each week we round up the latest N.C. agricultural headlines from news outlets across the state and country, as well as excerpts from the stories. Click on the links to go straight to the full story. “Hog virus outbreak stirs disagreement,” Wilson Times: The true severity and scope of North Carolina’s hog virus outbreak has […]

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February: What’s happening on the farm?

Farms are places of year-round activity. There is almost always something going on, regardless of the season. This month, we are beginning a new feature for the In the Field blog, where we will highlight one of our research stations and the work taking place on the farm to give our readers more insight into […]

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Today’s Topic: NCDA&CS Research Stations Division is modernizing

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” The General Assembly included $2.5 million in the state budget this year so the NCDA&CS Research Stations Division can modernize equipment. Commissioner Troxler says this investment is important for the future of agriculture in the state. Some […]

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It’s Small Farms Week

This week, the Cooperative Extension Program at N.C. A&T State University celebrates its 27th annual Small Farms Week. The official kickoff event takes place Monday in Bladen County. Other events are scheduled throughout the week in Greensboro, including a resource fair, educational forums and awards luncheon. Small Farms Week celebrates the contribution of small-scale agriculture […]

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Today’s Topic: Two research stations hit the century mark in September

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” September is a notable month for the NCDA&CS Research Stations Division, as two stations will be celebrating their 100th anniversaries. The Oxford Tobacco Research Station in Oxford and the Tidewater Research Station in Plymouth have reached that […]

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