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Floating Classroom : It’s time for a cool change as a CALS outreach program takes youngsters out on the water to learn about estuaries and aquatic life.

Floating Classroom

It’s time for a cool change as a CALS outreach program takes youngsters out on the water to learn about estuaries and aquatic life. >>>
CEFS celebrates 20 years
The Center for Environmental Farming Systems is celebrating 20 years of making a difference in sustainable agriculture and local food systems in North Carolina and beyond. Anniversary events include a SOILbration in Goldsboro on Oct. 17 and speakers and a reunion dinner in Raleigh Oct. 18.
T.C. Blalock, former state Extension director, has died
Dr. T. Carlton Blalock, director of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences’ Cooperative Extension Service from 1978 to 1981, passed away Sept. 16. He was a noted state and national agricultural leader, a longtime 4-H supporter, N.C. State alumnus and World War II veteran.
Lee County corn maze honors Extension centennial
Gross Farms in Lee County will join N.C. Cooperative Extension’s centennial celebration this fall. Guests to their agritourism operation make their way through a 15-acre corn maze cut in the shape of Extension’s centennial logo beginning Sept. 20. Farm owner John and Tina Gross anticipate that about 10,000 visitors will come to the farm during the fall.
N.C. State receives grant to improve African sweet potatoes
N.C. State University will receive $12.4 million from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to improve a crop that is an important food staple in sub-Saharan Africa. The grant will fund work to develop modern genomic, genetic and bioinformatics tools to improve the sweet potato's ability to resist diseases and insects and tolerate drought and heat. Project director is CALS' Dr. Craig Yencho.
Safety counts: Become a Certified Safe Farm
Sept. 21-27 is officially National Farm Safety & Health Week, but Certified Safe Farm offers North Carolina farmers in 18 counties the opportunity to learn ways to take steps every day toward on-farm safety and health.
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