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A smoker grill adorned with the NC State Wolfpack mascot.

Mar 23, 2023

Cooking Up Community: North Carolina Barbecue

There’s a surefire way to start a fight with a native North Carolinian. It’s not arguing about which university is tops in the state — clearly it’s NC State — or the best basketball conference — everyone knows it’s the ACC. No, if you want to get into a knock-down, drag-out, try suggesting that something is… 

Two young brothers sitting in a strawberry field having fun while picking strawberries.

May 14, 2021

The Perfect Time for Pickin’ Strawberries

Pollen and gardens aren't the only things bursting anew come springtime in the South – sweet and scrumptious strawberries are back in season! Discover pointers for picking the perfect berries. 

A school of fish swimming in a tank.

Dec 4, 2020

Big Fish: Aquaculture in North Carolina

With a bounty of cool fresh water bodies in the west and over 300 miles of coastline to the east, North Carolina is perfectly positioned for a thriving aquaculture and farm-raised seafood industry. 

Sorted peanuts fall onto a conveyor belt in a packing facility in North Carolina.

Oct 30, 2020

Coming Out of the Shell: North Carolina Peanuts

If you come across cocktail or in-shell peanut products pretty much anywhere in the U.S., they likely were grown in North Carolina. Find out how! 

Farmer flying a drone over a field using a VR headset

Jul 30, 2020

The Future of North Carolina Agriculture (Part II)

Watch and learn how Extension is driving agricultural innovation and research, helping farmers prepare for the future, and transforming science into solutions for families and communities across North Carolina. 

A farmer and a specialist from NC State Extension stand talking in front of large hop bines in a field.

Jun 27, 2020

The State of North Carolina Agriculture (Part I)

Learn more about the growth and diversity of North Carolina agriculture, the challenges farmers face as they feed our families, and the impact of agriculture on our economy and well-being. 

An NC State Extension expert is standing with a student in front of apple trees at an orchard in North Carolina.

Feb 28, 2020

Growing Fruit Trees in North Carolina

Discover the challenges our growers overcome to make sure store shelves, market stalls and a plethora of products have access to plentiful fresh tree fruit each year. 

Sweet potato winners with blue ribbons at the N.C. State Fair

Jan 17, 2020

A Sweet (Potato) Success Story for North Carolina

If you've enjoyed a sweet potato in the last 40 years, it's probably from North Carolina. Learn more about these sweet spuds and how NC State helped grow the industry into a global powerhouse. 

Purple muscadine grapes rolling along a conveyor belt.

Sep 8, 2019

Meet the Muscadine: The Grape of the South

Muscadine grapes are a southern specialty. Native to North Carolina, muscadines are easy to grow, and they burst with flavor and nutrients. Allow us to introduce you! 

Close-up of individual containers of fresh blueberries on a table at a local farmers market

Jul 25, 2019

The Sweetest Summertime Blues: N.C. Blueberries

It's no secret that blueberries are a nutritious summertime treat, but did you know that North Carolina is a top 10 producer of these blissful berries?