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Justin Moore

Honey bees building a comb for their hive.

Jun 18, 2024

Promoting a Honey Bee Haven in North Carolina

Discover more about the bustling and beautiful lives of bees, how NC State is helping to promote and protect these essential pollinators, and what you can do to help! 

Discover North Carolina eggs and how NC State Extension helps to grow the poultry industry and ensure quality eggs for all.

Jan 27, 2023

North Carolina Eggs

Discover how eggs are produced, the types of poultry farming systems in our state, and how NC State Extension helps grow the industry and ensure that quality eggs are available for you! 

A joro spider waiting in the center of its web.

Jun 30, 2022

One Giant Leap: Joro Spiders in North Carolina

Like thunderstorms beckoning the arrival of cold fronts, the internet is saturated with misleading headlines announcing the arrival of a giant, hand-sized spider in North Carolina. But who said bigger was badder? 

Close-up of the underside of a spider crawling on a thread of its web.

Jun 18, 2022

The Amazing Spiders of North Carolina

Occasionally frightening, always fascinating, most spiders are of the friendly neighborhood variety. Take a closer look and discover one of nature's most unique and beneficial animals. 

A row of flower pots hanging from the ceiling of a commercial greenhouse operated by Rockwell Farms, with hundreds of colorful flowers arranged in columns on the ground, all waiting to be transported and sold at local retailers across North Carolina.

Jun 1, 2022

Roses Are Red, Violets Are Blue… Farmers Grow Flowers Too!

Have you ever wondered where all of the beautiful plants and flowers we purchase come from? Go behind-the-scenes and explore the roots of one of the largest ornamentals industries in the nation. 

Chickens running through a backyard when let out of their coop.

Apr 10, 2022

Starting a Backyard Chicken Flock

Whether you're in it for the eggs, companionship or wanting to try something new, a backyard chicken flock can be a uniquely rewarding experience. It also poses its own unique challenges. 

A dog sniffing mushrooms that have grown in a backyard.

Nov 30, 2021

Why Mushrooms Grow In My Yard (Sometimes)

You may have noticed mushrooms popping up in your yard, almost like magic. We pull back the curtain to shed light on the fantastical world of fungi. 

NC State Extension's Homegrown video series explores North Carolina hops.

Nov 19, 2021

North Carolina Hops Are Happenin’

More than 350 craft breweries call North Carolina home. Discover how NC State is breeding better hops to help fuel the state's craft beer boom. 

A large crate full of freshly picked apples sitting next to one of many apple trees at a North Carolina orchard.

Oct 31, 2021

How Sweet It Is: North Carolina’s Apple Economy

NYC may be the Big Apple, but NC is big apple business. We retrace the road apples take from seed to supermarket, and explore how North Carolina helps supply America‚Äôs favorite fruit. 

A fully-baked mountain high apple pie still in the skillet with a slice cut out showing the apples and ooey gooey goodness inside.

Oct 29, 2021

Making a Mountain High Apple Pie

This mountain of a pie was named grand champion in the North Carolina Apple Festival's renowned recipe contest. Make a pie and enjoy N.C. apples today!