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Hemp plants grown at NC State University's Mountain Horticultural Crops Research and Extension Center in Mills River, N.C.

Feb 26, 2022

A Budding Industry: North Carolina Hemp

Discover how hemp has taken root in North Carolina, its future as a viable crop for growers, and what that means for consumers across the state and beyond. 

Discover medicinal plants for your home garden in North Carolina and the Southeast.

Dec 18, 2021

Growing Medicinal Plants in the Home Garden

Herbs have been used in traditional medicine practices since prehistoric times. Today they're more popular than ever. Learn how to incorporate them into your home garden or landscape. 

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! 

Animated graphic of various people performing tasks associated with Christmas trree production.

Dec 11, 2020

Real or Fake? In North Carolina, Real Trees Win

Take a quick, animated journey through the North Carolina Christmas tree industry, then head out to claim your live tree today! 

A farmer and Extension agent inspect a Christmas tree at a Christmas tree farm in the North Carolina mountains.

Nov 28, 2019

N.C. Christmas Trees: The Gift That Keeps on Giving

Journey into the world of North Carolina Christmas trees to discover how NC State helps farmers grow, harvest and sell these seasonal delights.