LATEST NC COOPERATIVE EXTENSION NEWS

Dr. Michael Walden is William Neal Reynolds professor of agricultural and resource economics at N.C. State University.
You Decide: Should We Go For It?

Should North Carolina offer incentives to attract a new auto-assembly factory and the benefits it could bring to the state? Mike Walden weighs the opposing viewpoints.



You Decide: Will North Carolina continue to urbanize?

North Carolina used to be a small-town and rural state. In fact, we were traditionally one of the most non-urban states in the country. Today, the majority of North Carolinians live in urban areas – or, as some call them, metropolitan areas.



Tim Britton, Ray Boswell and Dan Wells discuss farm health and safety
Safety counts: Become a Certified Safe Farm

Sept. 21-27 is officially National Farm Safety & Health Week, but Certified Safe Farm offers North Carolina farmers in 18 counties the opportunity to learn ways to take steps every day toward on-farm safety and health.



people at farm stand
CEFS to hold 20-year anniversary events, Oct. 17-18

The Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS), one of the nation’s foremost centers for research, extension and education in sustainable agriculture and local food systems, is celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2014 with a SOILbration in Goldsboro on Oct. 17 and speakers and a reunion dinner in Raleigh Oct. 18.



Dr. T. Carlton Blalock
T. Carlton Blalock, former CES director and National 4-H Hall of Fame laureate, has died

An N.C. State alumnus, Blalock served as director of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences' Cooperative Extension Service and as North Carolina's State 4-H Leader.