As the world population grows, so does the need for abundant, affordable and safe food. North Carolina Cooperative Extension’s educational programs provide farmers and agribusinesses with the research-based knowledge they need to produce high-quality crops and livestock in economically and environmentally sustainable ways. That’s important for North Carolina because agriculture and agribusiness account for about 17 percent of our state’s jobs and income.
By Becky L. Bowen, J.D., Program Manager, CultivateNC I had the good fortune this month to attend the Cross-Currents: Art + Agriculture Powering Rural Economies conference sponsored by Art Force and the National MORE »– from Community Development
Kale. You’ve probably heard that it is a super food. With tremendous cancer-fighting and cholesterol-lowering properties, kale is second to none in the grocery aisle. If you eat enough of it, you may MORE »– from Community Development
NC Cooperative Extension agents came to three workshops, presented by NC THRIVE on Alternative Business Structures, Extension as Economic Development, and Non-Profit Governance. Post-presentation feedback was overwhelmingly positive. The banter in the room at MORE »– from Community Development
On September 26, 2013 citizens in the Sandhills Region of Lee, Moore, and Richmond Counties rolled out a new economic development plan for the region. This plan, called the “Green Fields Initiative,” focuses MORE »– from Community Development
Cabarrus County Cooperative Extension FINALLY has Twitter! You can stay up to date on all the current happenings, and receive daily Cooperative Extension nuggest by following our Twitter feed. Simply visit the link MORE »