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AgPack Strong: Ag Institute Grad Jason Barbour Diversifies - Written by Dee Shore On his farm near Four Oaks, Jason Barbour grows a lot of the usual North Carolina crops – tobacco, sweet potatoes, small grains, soybeans and corn. But in recent years he’s added a crop that wouldn’t make that list: popcorn. The fourth-generation farmer said he’s always willing to try new things once and see how it goes. A popcorn merchant he’d met by chance at a Smithfield shopping center was interested in se...
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“City Girl” Sarah Yim Finds Her Voice in Crop and Soil Sciences - Senior Sarah Yim is outspoken about her passion for her educational experiences in Crop and Soil Sciences. “I lived in Charlotte, so I’m pretty much a city girl. Coming in and deciding to go into an agricultural major, I kind of became a new person.” She is majoring in Plant and Soil Sciences with an agroecology concentration, and is happy to share her enthusiasm. Her advisor Michelle Schroeder-Moreno. Sarah began her journey...
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Crop and Soil Sciences hosts Soil Science Society of NC’s Annual Meeting - The Sixty-First Annual Meeting of the Soil Science Society of North Carolina was held January 16, 2018 at the McKimmon Center.  A group of 175 attendees heard keynote speaker Dr. Kenneth B. Taylor, State Geologist, North Carolina Geological Survey, present this year’s theme, “Where Soils and Geology Meet.”  Several members of the Crop and Soil Sciences faculty gave presentations reporting results of their research an...
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Jim Dunphy is First Recipient of Award Named in His Honor - In January the North Carolina Soybean Producers Association awarded the first ever Dr. Jim Dunphy Soybean Industry Award to its namesake, Dr. E. James “Jim” Dunphy. The award honors his dedication and service to the industry over a distinguished 43 year career. Back in his office, Jim Dunphy grins as he displays the award. “I didn’t know this was coming. That night I walked into the banquet hall to join my wife, and there was my wh...
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Extension’s Women in Agriculture: “Each Day Is A Different Dance” - Article by Chip Pate Note: This article is from N.C. Cooperative Extension in Lee County’s monthly series highlighting the impact local women are making on Lee County agriculture. Videos related to this story and all profiles in the series are available at leewomeninag.com It used to be your typical family farm, and in some ways it still is. Soybeans, tobacco, small grains and rye grow at Gross Farms, an operation that’s be...
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Vendor Registration Open for NC State’s Earth Fair - CALS article by Mel Pagar You’re invited to celebrate Earth Day early with the Wolfpack on Wednesday, April 4 from 10 am – 2 pm at NC State’s annual Earth Fair. This outdoor expo is one of the largest Spring events on campus — the perfect place to generate leads for your organization, business or cause. Earth Fair offers free exhibit space to sustainability-related vendors including local businesses, student clubs, university departments,...
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AgPack Strong: Steve Valencsin Helps Farmers Put Data, Tech to Work - Steven Valencsin, an agricultural entrepreneur and graduate of NC State’s Agricultural Institute, recently made Forbes’ annual 30 Under 30 list for enterprise technology. Valencsin graduated from the institute in 2010 and has quickly made his mark in agriculture. He is founder and chief executive officer of Growers, a Raleigh-based firm with 19 employees and offices in four states. The company helps farmers make the most ...
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Meet Jeff Dunne - Jeff Dunne meets every new challenge as an opportunity. He moves forward with quiet confidence into new, unchartered territories with a dedication to purpose that has earned him over a dozen academic awards and scholarships, including the Monsanto Fellows in Plant Breeding and Scholarship in Advanced Analytics. Now he joins Crop and Soil Sciences’ internationally recognized peanut program as assistant professor of peanut breeding, where he will blaze new trails in peanut c...
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Agroecology Education Farm and NC State Dining – A Perfect Pairing - Written by Dee Shore In the decade since NC State University’s Agroecology Education Farm was created, it has grown much more than produce. It’s also grown a healthy partnership with NC State Dining that helps students connect the food on their plates to the importance of agriculture. Through the partnership, NC State Dining gets fruits and vegetables from the farm to serve with some of the 30,000 meals it prepares each da...
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There is still time to submit your application to enroll in Soil Science Online as a non-degree student. http://online.soil.ncsu.edu/programs/non-degree-continuing-education/
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