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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

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

New facility near Asheville will help with produce safety training and produce research

By on August 5, 2021

A food safety education program within NCDA&CS gained a big tool for its toolbox recently. It’s expected to help ensure that North Carolina fresh produce growers are well educated about how to safely pack and hold their produce. On July

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

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

Even in winter, crews keep busy on agricultural research stations

By on February 10, 2021

A farmer’s work is never done, even in what’s sometimes called the “dead of winter.” The same is true for North Carolina’s agricultural research stations. They operate as working farms with a platform for agricultural research. So even if there’s

Troxler names new assistant commissioner and Research Stations division director

By on January 12, 2021

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” With the start of a new year, two NCDA&CS employees have been promoted into leadership roles, including Kaleb Rathbone as a new

Corbett ensures multiple farms have what they need to continue research

By on November 12, 2020

Managing a farm of any size is a tough job, so it’s hard to imagine the challenge of overseeing 18 different farms with around 90 different commodities across nearly 25,000 acres. Tommy Corbett in the N.C. Department of Agriculture doesn’t