research stations

Tractor loan program that helps research stations. Also, N.C. A&T State University officially cut the ribbon on its new Colleges of Agriculture and Environmental Science’s Extension and Research Farm Pavilion.

Summary: Big happenings with research stations. Thanks to a public-private partnership, John Deere will be loaning new tractors to two of our research stations to help with research crops. Case IH has a similar program that also allows local college students to use these tractors in a hands-on way, giving them the opportunity to use […]

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New tractor lending program brings benefits to research stations

New tractor lending program brings benefits to research stations

Research Stations Division Director Teresa Lambert expects a new tractor lending program to be a nice boost for two of the state’s agricultural research locations. It already has her dreaming about expanding the program too as a way to help even more stations with their important work. The program involves John Deere lending $1.28 million […]

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Research station teams ups to help flooded farmers in WNC

Less that 24 hours after remnants of Tropical Storm Fred flooded areas of western North Carolina, staff at the Mountain Research Station in Waynesville began mobilizing to help farmers who needed a hand to recover. The flooding rains came on a Monday. On Tuesday, the aid effort began. “The morning following the flooding, we started […]

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Automated machines bring numerous benefits to dairy research (Part Two)

Automation in agriculture has revolutionized some of the work on farms, including North Carolina’s 18 research stations. Automated features on equipment can improve accuracy and consistency, from tractors in fields to operations in barns. There’s also a benefit in the aspect of labor because automation can save lots of man hours and essentially do more […]

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Automation keeps research stations moving into future (Part One)

North Carolina’s 18 research stations are often thought of as a big piece of agriculture’s future. The research done on the stations helps farmers find better, more productive ways to produce more food and fiber for a growing population. To keep moving agriculture into the future, the research stations are implementing several technologies that involve […]

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Even in winter, crews keep busy on agricultural research stations

Even in winter, crews keep busy on agricultural research stations

A farmer’s work is never done, even in what’s sometimes called the “dead of winter.” The same is true for North Carolina’s agricultural research stations. They operate as working farms with a platform for agricultural research. So even if there’s not as much activity as the summer, the state’s 18 research stations are far from […]

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Troxler names new assistant commissioner and Research Stations division director

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” With the start of a new year, two NCDA&CS employees have been promoted into leadership roles, including Kaleb Rathbone as a new assistant commissioner for Western NC Agricultural Programs and Small Farms and Teresa Lambert as director […]

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It’s a fine time for muscadines

This time of year muscadine grapes are a hot commodity in North Carolina and the southeast. The juicy and sweet grapes are native to the region, and now is the time to find them from backyards to small farms and farmers markets, and even in grocery stores. While the old traditional varieties are loved by […]

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