Program News

N.C. MarketReady Team Members Receive Awards

The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) recently recognized Dr. Blake Brown and Diane Ducharme of the N.C. MarketReady program for achievements in their respective areas. Dr. Brown …

Tips That Help You Sell More at Market

If you’re a farmer that sells your products at a local market, how do you respond when a customer asks you how to prepare a certain food item? If …

The Changing Face of North Carolina Agriculture

Dr. Blake Brown, director of the Program for Value-Added & Alternative Agriculture, writes about North Carolina agriculture and how it has changed over the past two decades, the factors …

New Farm Bill

The USDA provides detailed information on the new farm bill. Link: http://www.usda.gov/wps/portal/usdafarmbill?navtype=SU&navid;=FARM_BILL_FORUMS

Message from the Director

Value-Added Team Relocates to North Carolina Research Campus at Kannapolis From Dr. Blake Brown: Two years ago, an NC Tobacco Trust Fund Commission grant enabled me to develop the …

The Produce Lady Airs on Almanac Gardener

Watch The Produce Lady on UNC-TV’S Almanac Gardener this spring. N.C. Cooperative Extension agent and local foods expert, Brenda Sutton, will appear on upcoming shows. The Produce Lady is …