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New tractor lending program brings benefits to research stations

By on September 21, 2021

Research Stations Division Director Teresa Lambert expects a new tractor lending program to be a nice boost for two of the state’s agricultural research locations. It already has her dreaming about expanding the program too as a way to help

Research station teams ups to help flooded farmers in WNC

By on September 8, 2021

Less that 24 hours after remnants of Tropical Storm Fred flooded areas of western North Carolina, staff at the Mountain Research Station in Waynesville began mobilizing to help farmers who needed a hand to recover. The flooding rains came on

Research station welcomes visitors for popcorn tour

By on September 2, 2021

On a hot, humid, August morning recently, Amy Manzulich of Roxboro stood on the edge of a corn plot on the Oxford Research Station, watching her four children pull ears of corn from the stalks. Braving the heat was worth

Driving N.C. Agriculture in the Blacklands

By on August 11, 2021

With agriculture being our state’s number one industry, North Carolina is well-known for its beautiful acres of farm land and variety of crops. The blacklands, an area of the state often overlooked when discussing agriculture, is actually one of 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

Many agricultural field days are held throughout the summer at Research Stations across the state. Several are on the horizon, so you can make your plans now to attend.

By on June 22, 2021

Summary: Six agricultural field days are scheduled for North Carolina research stations through August. Topics covered include Christmas trees, produce, peanuts, dairy and tomatoes. In 2020, most meetings became virtual events out of necessity, including field days put on by

Automated machines bring numerous benefits to dairy research (Part Two)

By on June 2, 2021

Automation in agriculture has revolutionized some of the work on farms, including North Carolina’s 18 research stations. Automated features on equipment can improve accuracy and consistency, from tractors in fields to operations in barns. There’s also a benefit in the

Automation keeps research stations moving into future (Part One)

By on May 19, 2021

North Carolina’s 18 research stations are often thought of as a big piece of agriculture’s future. The research done on the stations helps farmers find better, more productive ways to produce more food and fiber for a growing population. To

Research could help N.C. farmers grow cigar wrapper tobacco for premium prices

By on April 1, 2021

Growing tobacco in North Carolina is nothing new, but tobacco that can sell for nearly $6 per pound certainly is. The recent norm for the state’s traditional flue cured or burley varieties is close to $2 per pound. However, some

Drawing from past and present, new Research Stations director leads into the future

By on March 10, 2021

It’s not uncommon for a woman who grew up helping on the farm to embrace the term “farm girl,” but what do you call a woman who grew up on one of North Carolina’s agriculture research stations where farming meets