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Nationally recognized Bandys High School ag teacher found her tribe, now inspires the next generation

By on February 21, 2022

Laura Pugh Parker’s path could have taken many different directions, but the Bandys High School ag teacher knows she is where she was meant to be, doing what she meant to do. And, she knows one teacher can make a

Tractor loan program that helps research stations. Also, N.C. A&T State University officially cut the ribbon on its new Colleges of Agriculture and Environmental Science’s Extension and Research Farm Pavilion.

By on September 28, 2021

Summary: Big happenings with research stations. Thanks to a public-private partnership, John Deere will be loaning new tractors to two of our research stations to help with research crops. Case IH has a similar program that also allows local college

Highlighting youth in agriculture: Laurel Gray, NC Farm Bureau R. Flake Shaw Scholarship Recipient

By on August 4, 2021

Laurel Gray is a recent North Iredell High School graduate who will be attending N.C. State University to study Agricultural Business Management. She is one of twelve students that received a R. Flake Shaw Scholarship from N.C. Farm Bureau. The

Research Stations again welcoming public for show-and-tell

By on July 14, 2021

One of the things in N.C. agriculture that is helping 2021 feel a little more normal is the return of field days at the state’s agricultural research stations. During 2020, several of the field days were cancelled, and others switched

Walden releases new ag numbers

By on May 25, 2021

N.C. State University economist Mike Walden recently released the latest agriculture and agribusiness numbers and happily agriculture and agribusiness continue to grow. The latest reflect a $3.2 billion increase in economic impact to $95.9 billion. N.C. State Economist Mike Walden

Virtually celebrating NC FFA members

By on June 15, 2020

Around this time each June, downtown Raleigh becomes a sea of corduroy blue as hopeful NC FFA members from across the state come together. This year, however, the streets of Raleigh will be much quieter. Because of COVID-19 restrictions, the

2020 Graduate Spotlight: Tori and Tripp Johnson

By on May 28, 2020

Like many other students, the Johnson siblings are missing out on important milestones in their lives due to COVID-19. While they may not have been afforded traditional graduation ceremonies, the Johnsons have made the best of their situation. Tori and

2020 Graduate Spotlight: Melanie Fishel

By on May 21, 2020

One thing is for certain, 2020 is a year that no one will forget. This is especially true for the thousands of North Carolina seniors that will forego tradition graduation ceremonies this year due to the Coronavirus pandemic. During May

Study underway to help farmers produce malting barley for breweries

By on June 17, 2019

If NCDA&CS Agronomist Kristin Hicks has her way, in a couple of years North Carolina beer brewers and malting houses will have access to more locally grown malting barley rather than having to source that ingredient from farmers in the

News Roundup

News Roundup: July 7 – 13

By on July 13, 2018

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. “A Soybean Surge Makes Trump’s Trade War Look Deceptively Good,” WRAL: President Donald Trump’s trade