N.C. State University will construct two greenhouses next month. The two greenhouses in Kannapolis will be identical to one already standing at the Piedmont Research Station near Salisbury.
It’s all about science, from the labs, to the data, to all the scientists. The massive North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis is growing one building block at a time. At N.C. State, it’s all about plants. Their curing capabilities and nutritional value once thought to be folklore are now validated in the science world.
North Carolina State University’s Program for Value-Added & Alternative Agriculture became N.C. MarketReady on Oct. 20, 2009. “We are excited about this new name,” said Blake Brown, the director of the program. “The new name, N.C. MarketReady, more accurately communicates the scope of our program’s work.”
Farmers in North Carolina have a new online resource to help them grow their blackberry and raspberry operations. The Blackberry & Raspberry Growers Information Portal was launched recently by N.C. MarketReady, a program of N.C. State University, with a grant from the N.C. Tobacco Trust Fund Commission.
N.C. Cooperative Extension is helping fruit and vegetable farmers across the state minimize fresh produce safety risks through a comprehensive set of educational tools. The N.C. MarketReady Fresh Produce Safety – Field to Family training curriculum is being distributed to Extension agents.
N.C. MarketReady, a North Carolina State University program promoting value-added and alternative agriculture focusing on fresh produce, recently received a $200,000 grant from the U.S. Department
It’s called the Business Development Files, and it’s aimed at small to mid-sized growers, or aspiring growers, who want to develop and maintain their own agricultural enterprises.
North Carolina State University’s cooperative extension has the answer for farmers market vendors looking for help selling produce. Brenda “The Produce Lady” Sutton stars in a series of videos produced by the cooperative extension service that provides tips for farmers on how to best reach customers and sell more fruits and vegetables at farmers markets.