Workforce and Career Preparedness Initiatives

The purpose of this project is three-fold. First, this project will create a robust, statewide internship program that helps AGI students gain relevant work experience and on-the-job learning by matching them with farmers, businesses and other organizations. Second,...

Expanding Agricultural Plastics Recycling in NC

This project will directly assist vegetable and fruit crop growers to adopt advanced “clean” collection practices for plastic mulch films from plasticulture production – so these residuals can be recycled. In partnership with NC Extension and programs partners, new...

Developing Future NC Farmers

The 2012 USDA Census Agriculture reported the average age of farmers in NC was 58.9 years. As the agricultural population ages, we must meet future challenges by bringing new people into agriculture with innovative perspectives and a will to lead. To meet this demand,...

NCTTFC Ag Management Program

Commercial farms have expressed need for a business education program focused on the special needs of a southeastern agriculture. This project will develop and implement a pilot program to increase business management competencies in 20-25 NC farms with greater than...

Great Plains Grain Drill

The 2014 farm bill and the shortage of good quality coastal hay for cattle has increased the interest in cover crops in the past 12 months. The 2015 trails were small plot trials due to the fact that most plots were seeded by hand. Because tobacco is conventional...