Chapel Hill Creamery Expands Cheese Production with NCVACS, USDA FundsChapel Hill Creamery Awarded NCVACS, USDA Funds
N.C. State Blackberry, Raspberry Website Wins AwardASHS Awards N.C. Blackberry & Raspberry Growers Portal
N.C. State Helps Agricultural Businesses Gain $1.2 Million in USDA GrantsN.C. State University’s N.C. Value-Added Cost Share (NCVACS) program provided more than $100,000 in matching funds to help eight N.C. agricultural producers secure nearly $1.2 million in USDA grants.
N.C. MarketReady Announces 2012 Equipment Funding for Agricultural OperationsThe North Carolina Value-Added Cost Share program is accepting applications for the 2012 equipment cost share funding cycle. The program provides up to $50,000 to agricultural producers and processors seeking to purchase specialized equipment to start or grow a value-added operation.
New N.C. Blackberry Production Budget AvailableNorth Carolina blackberry growers have an updated sample operating budget to guide them in tracking, maintaining and managing their business costs.
PHHI Researcher Receives Vegetable Publication AwardDr. Penelope Perkins-Veazie, a postharvest physiologist with the Plants for Human Health Institute, received the 2011 Vegetable Publication Award from the American Society for Horticultural Science.
N.C. MarketReady Faculty Teach Business Planning at Piedmont Farm SchoolTwo N.C. State University faculty members based at the N.C. Research Campus will be instructors in the 2012 Piedmont Farm School, presented by N.C. Cooperative Extension. Mike Roberts and Jonathan Baros, both affiliated with the N.C. State agricultural and resource economics department, will teach business planning seminars. Baros is also a member of N.C. MarketReady, the Cooperative Extension outreach of the Plants for Human Health Institute.
PHHI Receives Grand Challenges Explorations FundingBill & Melinda Gates Foundation Initiative Awards $100,000
Southeast Strawberry Expo 2011The Southeast Strawberry Expo heads to the Raleigh-Durham area from November 6-8, 2011. This year's event will take place at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel in Durham. The Expo traditionally offers workshops, a farm tour, a trade show and educational sessions.
N.C. MarketReady Awards 2011 Equipment Cost ShareThe N.C. Value-Added Cost Share (NCVACS) program, administered by N.C. MarketReady, recently selected 12 agricultural operations to receive nearly $170,000 in funding for value-added equipment purchases.
Putting the Pieces Together: Sequencing the Blueberry Genome
Watch a video outlining how Dr. Allan Brown is leading a team that is sequencing the blueberry genome. The work is a major step toward understanding the genetic information of the blueberry and is expected to yield new discoveries in both medical and agricultural research.