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N.C. Ag Commissioner at CALS forum: “We’re going to need 50 percent more food in 2030 – and 70 percent more by 2050. That’s a monumental task for agriculture and agribusiness to take on.”

N.C. Ag Commissioner at CALS forum: “We’re going to need 50 percent more food in 2030 – and 70 percent more by 2050. That’s a monumental task for agriculture and agribusiness to take on.”

Precision Agriculture: almost 20% increase in income possible from smart farming - See more at: http://www.nesta.org.uk/blog/precision-agriculture-almost-20-increase-income-possible-smart-farming#sthash.KKZws39n.dpuf

Precision Agriculture: almost 20% increase in income possible from smart farming - See more at: http://www.nesta.org.uk/blog/precision-agriculture-almost-20-increase-income-possible-smart-farming#sthash.KKZws39n.dpuf

Edible flowers: New guide for choosing and using flowers in food,  18-page PDF fact sheet from NC State University's College of Agriculture & Life Sciences

Edible flowers: New guide for choosing and using flowers in food, 18-page PDF fact sheet from NC State University's College of Agriculture & Life Sciences

Just think. If all of NC would commit to spending just 10% of their food budget to local farmers/producers, $3.5 billion dollars would be pumped right back into our state economy.

Just think. If all of NC would commit to spending just 10% of their food budget to local farmers/producers, $3.5 billion dollars would be pumped right back into our state economy.

FoodCorps marks first year. Service members serve in local schools to conduct nutrition education, engage students in building and tending school gardens and expand access to local, fresh produce in school cafeterias.

FoodCorps marks first year. Service members serve in local schools to conduct nutrition education, engage students in building and tending school gardens and expand access to local, fresh produce in school cafeterias.

The Center for Environmental Farming Systems -- a partnership of NC State University, NC A State University and the NC Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services -- keeps adding to its record of successes.

The Center for Environmental Farming Systems -- a partnership of NC State University, NC A State University and the NC Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services -- keeps adding to its record of successes.

The Center for Environmental Farming Systems held its field day on May 3 in Goldsboro, NC. The event highlighted NC State University and NC A State University sustainable agriculture research projects. About 300 participants were treated to farm tours of such topics as biochar, water quality, no-till organic production, organic canola, pasture-based livestock production, using legumes in forage systems and agroforestry.

The Center for Environmental Farming Systems held its field day on May 3 in Goldsboro, NC. The event highlighted NC State University and NC A State University sustainable agriculture research projects. About 300 participants were treated to farm tours of such topics as biochar, water quality, no-till organic production, organic canola, pasture-based livestock production, using legumes in forage systems and agroforestry.

The Produce Ped'lers sell fresh produce from rickshaws in underprivileged "food deserts" in Goldsboro, trying to help folks there eat more healthy foods.

The Produce Ped'lers sell fresh produce from rickshaws in underprivileged "food deserts" in Goldsboro, trying to help folks there eat more healthy foods.

For Master Gardener Bob Kellam, gardening is more than a pastime. It’s a link to his childhood past and an opportunity to practice the sustainable agriculture techniques he believes are key to the future. He is one of North Carolina’s 4,000 Extension Master Gardener volunteers and president of the North Carolina Master Gardener Volunteer Association.

For Master Gardener Bob Kellam, gardening is more than a pastime. It’s a link to his childhood past and an opportunity to practice the sustainable agriculture techniques he believes are key to the future. He is one of North Carolina’s 4,000 Extension Master Gardener volunteers and president of the North Carolina Master Gardener Volunteer Association.

Since 1994, the Center for Environmental Farming Systems has been heavily researching and promoting organic, sustainable and local agriculture. Read about its impact throughout the state in this Organic Connections post.

Since 1994, the Center for Environmental Farming Systems has been heavily researching and promoting organic, sustainable and local agriculture. Read about its impact throughout the state in this Organic Connections post.

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