LATEST NC COOPERATIVE EXTENSION NEWS

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Edible flowers: New guide for choosing and using flowers in food

Today there is a renewed interest in edible flowers for their taste, color and fragrance. But not all flowers are edible. For guidance on how to select, grow, harvest and preserve flowers for food use, check out this new North Carolina Cooperative Extension online publication, Choosing and Using Edible Flowers (PDF).



A stormwater pond constructed as part of the Currituck Goes Green initative
Currituck wins national honor for green initiative

Currituck County has won a national award for its efforts to maintain healthy coastal and ocean resources through a green initiative spearheaded in part by North Carolina Cooperative Extension.



Dr. Michael Walden is William Neal Reynolds professor of agricultural and resource economics at N.C. State University.
You Decide: What Are the Impacts of Tax Changes?

There has been much research by academics and others trying to establish a linkage between state tax rates and state economic growth, says Mike Walden. He discusses why the findings have not been consistent – and in some cases have been contradictory.



Cartwright and video crew
Food safety course helps managers ensure quality

A certificate program for food safety managers, developed NC State's DELTA distance learning group, helps develop employees trained to ensure the safety and quality of the food we eat.



Guy Collins (left) and Keith Edmisten
Collins, Edmisten win national cotton awards

NC State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences faculty members won two of the top awards given last week at the national Beltwide Cotton Conferences in San Antonio, Texas.