For “Almanac Gardener,” the questions keep coming: How do I get rid of moles and voles? Which grasses are the best for lawns around here? How can I avoid blossom end rot on my tomatoes? … Over the 32 years that UNC-TV and Cooperative Extension at NC State University have worked together to produce the 30-minute how-to horticulture show, viewers have posed literally thousands of questions.
Participants had opportunities to be given health and dental screenings, as well as to visit information booths to learn about the community services available to them.
The economy has been improving for the last six years, but that doesn’t mean it will continue to do so. Mike Walden analyzes the factors and events that can lead to recession – and whether any are currently in play.
Andy VonCanon and Brittany Whitmire call their family farm near Brevard “Busy Bee” – and what a fitting name it is. The two keep bees and raise cattle, turkeys and forage crops, all the while holding busy off-farm careers in agriculture. He’s a College of Agriculture and Life Sciences alumnus who teaches high school agriculture, and she’s the new dairy economist with the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service at NC State.
What economic factors have affected the fate of North Carolina’s iconic Belk department store? Mike Walden answers from the head and the heart.
North Carolina Cooperative Extension and the NC Agromedicine Institute are among the organizations that will observe National Farm Safety and Health Week from Sept. 20 to 26. The theme for 2015 is “Ag Safety is not just a slogan, it’s a lifestyle.”