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Gene REG Seminar Series (March 6, 2014)

Dr. Steven Lommel, director of the N.C. Agricultural Research Service and associate dean for research in N.C. State's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS), presents during the Gene REG Seminar Series at the N.C. Research Campus.

12th Annual Charlotte Life Sciences Conference (Oct. 24, 2013)

PHHI director, Dr. Mary Ann Lila, and colleagues will be presenting the Plant Pathways Elucidation Project (P2EP) during a session illustrating trans-disciplinary collaboration at the 12th Annual Charlotte Life Sciences Conference at UNC Charlotte.

Nutrithon Duathlon – 5K/8K Run (Sep. 7, 2013)

The 2013 Nutrithon Duathlon 5K and 8K run takes place September 7 at the N.C. Research Campus in Kannapolis. Participants can enjoy the race around Kannapolis while engaging with cutting-edge science programs at the N.C. Research Campus.

2013 Berry Health Benefits Symposium (June 18-20, 2013)

The 5th Annual Berry Health Benefits Symposium, the only conference that focuses on berries and human health, is June 18-20, 2013, at the Embassy Suites in Concord, N.C. PHHI Director Dr. Mary Ann Lila will be the keynote speaker.

2013 Kannapolis Scholars Conference (July 26, 2013)

Each year the Kannapolis Scholars host a conference that brings together stakeholders to discuss the effectiveness and direction of current wellness research, initiatives and policies. They work to help provide connections and transdisciplinary solutions.

N.C. Research Campus Catalyst Group Symposium (April 15, 2013)

The N.C. Research Campus Catalyst Group is hosting a campus-wide research symposium on Monday, April 15, 2013. The event will feature guest speaker Dr. John Finley (USDA-ARS), a poster contest and panel discussions.

Administrative Forum – N.C. Research Campus (Monthly)

A networking event for administrative professionals to become more familiar with its people and programs, the N.C. Research Campus Administrative Forum meets on the third Tuesdays of each month.

Plant Steroids Seminar (December 13, 2012)

Dr. Slavko Komarnytsky will present, "Nutrigenomic Modulation of Metabolic Diseases by Plant Steroids," at the N.C. Research Campus on December 13, 2012. Recent research from Komarnytsky's lab revealed that brassinosteroids found in food crops like broccoli, cabbage and mustard may increase muscle mass and physical performance.

Kannapolis Events Calendar

From summer concerts in Village Park to the historic Gem Theatre’s Modern Film Fest, the downtown indoor farmers market and health and nutrition series at the North Carolina Research Campus, there are vast and eclectic entertainment options in Kannapolis.

N.C. Research Campus Calendar

The N.C. Research Campus and its partners offer events and activities year-round on campus, in downtown Kannapolis and in Village Park.

UNC Charlotte Life Sciences Conference 2012

This year's conference agenda focuses on the research, tools, technology and commercialization at the N.C. Research Campus. The conference is being held on Thursday, October 25, 2012, from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNCC) campus.

N.C. State Fair 2012

The 2012 North Carolina State Fair runs October 11-21 in Raleigh. The Plants for Human Health Institute will have a presence at this year's Fair, displaying the Pack 'N Cool mobile cooling unit.

Kannapolis Scholars Conference (July 27, 2012)

The Kannapolis Scholars, a program of N.C. State University at the N.C. Research Campus, is hosting its second conference on how to address the challenges...

EEOI Training at N.C. Research Campus (August 27-28, 2012)

An Equal Employment Opportunity Institute (EEOI) training is being offered at the N.C. Research Campus. N.C. requires that all newly appointed managers and supervisors at a state agency or university attend the EEOI training within the first year of employment.

N.C. Research Campus Catalyst Group

Researchers from the Plants for Human Health Institute (PHHI) will take part in the first N.C. Research Campus Catalyst Group on April 12, 2012. Participating PHHI researchers include Dr. Allan Brown and Dr. Sirius Li.

Southeast Strawberry Expo 2011

The 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.

2011 International Workshop on Anthocyanins

The Plants for Human Health Institute will host the 2011 International Workshop on Anthocyanins from September 11-14, 2011. This will be the first time the event takes place in North America.

Food Safety Expert Shares Canning Tips During a Live Online Demonstration

Dr. Ben Chapman, a food safety specialist with N.C. Cooperative Extension, will join Brenda Sutton, The Produce Lady, in a live, one-hour demonstration on proper canning techniques for tomatoes. Viewers will have an opportunity to interact with the experts by using an online chat box to ask any questions about food preservation and safety.

Get a Taste of This!

Join The Produce Lady and the Triad's top chefs in celebrating local foods at the first ever "Get a Taste of This!" event in Greensboro. More than 10 area chefs will prepare regional dishes using fresh, local produce and meats.

Got to Be N.C. Festival

Join The Produce Lady team and representatives from the N.C. Strawberry Project will be there, as well as friends and family, for three days of down-home celebration North Carolina-style at the 2011 Got to Be N.C. Festival. Coming to the State Fairgrounds in Raleigh the weekend of May 20, the festival will put North Carolina agriculture on full display along with a generous dash of music and fun for everyone.

The Produce Lady Resources Webinar

The Produce Lady program provides resources that promote N.C. grown fruits and vegetables. Join our team for a webinar where we'll share ideas for using these resources with your clientele, such as farmers and consumers.

Strawberry High Tunnel Workshop

Join strawberry experts from N.C. State University and N.C. Cooperative Extension for a Strawberry High Tunnel Workshop at the Piedmont Research Station in Salisbury, N.C. on Wednesday, November 17. Highlights include updates on strawberry growing research, the N.C. State strawberry breeding program, predatory mites and a taste test competition between ‘Albion’ strawberries from the Piedmont and the mountains.

N.C. Apple Festivals 2010

Join the fun at one of the exciting events that celebrate North Carolina apples in 2010! There are more than 300 commercial apple operations in N.C., which can produce as many as eight million bushels in a year. It’s no wonder N.C. ranks 7th in the country in apple production! Read more to find an apple event near you.

National Farmers Market Week 2010

National Farmers Market Week is an opportunity to celebrate North Carolina’s leading industry and the people who make it possible: farmers. Help increase awareness of farming and the importance of wonderful, local foods. Read more to find resources that will help promote farmers markets or your operation, including talking points, a news release template, Q&A and more.

Farmers Market Opens at N.C. Research Campus

The sweet smells and flavors of locally-grown fruits and vegetables return to downtown Kannapolis on Thursday, May 20, as the N.C. Research Campus Farmers Market kicks off its third year. The 2010 market, located in the parking lot across from the Amtrak station on Main Street, will be open on Thursdays from 4 to 7 p.m. until September 30.

Attend the Seminar Series at the N.C. Research Campus

Every Tuesday in May from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Faculty from the Plants for Human Health Institute and N.C. MarketReady will deliver weekly seminars to discuss the programs they lead for N.C. State. This will give the public an opportunity to learn more about the research and outreach conducted at Kannapolis for the benefit of the entire state. Presentations are free and open to the public each Tuesday in May from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the N.C. Research Campus in Kannapolis.

N.C. Strawberry Days

It’s strawberry season in North Carolina! Celebrate all things strawberry across the state this spring – there are plenty of events to choose from no matter where you live. Read more to see strawberry event listings in your area from April to May.

Outbreak Scenario will Help Prepare Tomato Growers

April 13, 2010 This interactive workshop will take you through a simulated food safety outbreak scenario related to tomatoes so that you can understand the impacts on your farm and the industry as a whole and begin to plan ways to prepare and protect your farming operations.

N.C. MarketReady Trainings Abound in March

From tomato production to crisis preparedness, N.C. MarketReady is involved in numerous producer training opportunities in the coming weeks. March 4, 11, April 1 - N.C. MarketReady Fresh Produce Safety - Field to Family Training Series in Wilson, N.C. March 9, 10, 11 - Value-Added Funding Opportunities, Regional Information Meetings & Webinar March 10 - Tomato Growers Information Portal Webinar March 17, 18 - Crisis Preparedness Training in Raleigh, N.C.

Winter Vegetable Conference and Trade Show

February 17-18, 2010 The Winter Vegetable Conference and Trade Show of the N.C. Tomato Growers Association (NCTGA) offers educational opportunities and supports research efforts beneficial to all western North Carolina vegetable growers.

Tomato Portal Web Tour

Join Dr. Chris Gunter, N.C. State vegetable production specialist, and other tomato experts at N.C. State University for a “virtual tour” of the Tomato Growers Information Portal, a new Web portal designed specifically for N.C. tomato growers and Extension agents. Online resources include business management tools, the latest production guidelines, links to weather and climate data and much more.

Fresh Produce Safety Training in Western N.C.

N.C. Cooperative Extension agents from the West District will conduct the Tier 1 N.C. MarketReady Fresh Produce Safety—Field to Family training workshop at the Mountain Horticulture Research and Extension Center located at 455 Research Dr. in Mills River, NC. The seven-hour training will be divided into three sessions on Mondays January 11, January 25 and February 8 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. The fee for the training is only $15/person. Tailgate market vendors are encouraged to take part in the training.

Fresh Produce Safety Curriculum Training Offered for Extension Agents

November 2009 N.C. MarketReady will host a free webinar series for N.C. Cooperative Extension agents to introduce the just-released N.C. MarketReady Fresh Produce Safety – Field to Family Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) Training Curriculum. The four-part webinar series will include information on the curriculum resources, a review of each Tier 1 module and an explanation of the participant tracking procedure.

Southeast Strawberry Expo

November 8-10, 2009 Expo attendees may attend educational sessions, workshops and an industry trade show at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel. They will also have the opportunity to tour Vollmer Farm in Bunn, N.C., and several Raleigh sites including the N.C. State Micropropagation Unit, the NCDA&CS Agronomics Lab and the N.C. State Farmers Market.

FDA Listens to Small Farm Fresh Produce Safety Concerns

September 28, 2009, 8 to 11 a.m. The N.C. Fresh Produce Safety Task Force will host representatives from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Monday, September 28, 2009, in Raleigh, for a Small Farm Produce Safety Listening Session. Several dozen small farm produce growers are expected to participate in this meeting to share concerns about produce safety regulations.

Strawberry Growers Web Tour

August 26, 2009, 10 to 11 a.m. Join us online for a “virtual tour” of the Strawberry Growers Information Portal, a new Website designed specifically for N.C. Strawberry growers and Extension agents. Online resources include business management tools, the latest production guidelines, links to weather and climate data and much more. Contributing faculty members will lead the virtual tour via a webinar.

Educational 3rd-Party GAPs Audits

North Carolina Cooperative Extension, in partnership with the N.C. Fresh Produce Safety Task Force, invites North Carolina growers and educators to an educational Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) 3rd-party audit. The educational audit will help participants better understand audits and allow growers to prepare for their own 3rd-party audit for GAPs certification.

Table Grape Twilight Meeting in Granville County

July 30, 2009 at 6 p.m. Attendees of this free, open-to-the-public meeting can learn about seedless grapes being grown in Granville County, including the yields of different varieties of seedless grapes and how to grow them. A tasting will be offered at the twilight meeting as well. Hosted by the N.C. Cooperative Extension Service in Granville County and Doreathy Booth.

Zucchini 500 Has Fresh Produce Going Fast at the NCRC Farmers Market

June 25, 2009 from 5 to 7 p.m. Children, start your imaginations! N.C. Cooperative Extension staff and N.C. State University host the first ever Zucchini 500 at the N.C. Research Campus Farmers Market. Children can create a race car from a zucchini – think pinewood derby – and compete for prizes in five categories. Bobby Waltrip, of the legendary Waltrip race family, will be on hand to call the races.

Cooperative Extension Presents Free Events at the NCRC Farmers Market

N.C. Cooperative Extension staff from Cabarrus and Rowan counties will present fun-to-learn educational opportunities at the 2009 N.C. Research Campus Farmers Market. The events take place at the Farmers Market on Thursday evenings from 4 to 7 p.m. on West Avenue in Kannapolis. Events are scheduled throughout the 2009 Farmers Market, with the season ending on October 29.

The 5th Annual Commissioner’s Food Safety Forum

August 18, 2009, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Commissioner's Food Safety Forum discusses the future of food safety with national experts, congressional delegation, industry leaders, public health officials, academia and more. The landscape of food safety is changing rapidly. Join us for the latest updates on regulations, best industry practices, marketing, identifying foodborne illnesses and more.

Discovering Nature’s Possibilities – N.C. State University Seminar Series at the David H. Murdock Core Laboratory Building, N.C. Research Campus in Kannapolis.

Every Tuesday in May from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Join N.C. State University at the new N.C. Research Campus for a series of seminars that will introduce you to our scientists, staff and groundbreaking research in Kannapolis. Presentations will be delivered by our researchers and will provide the community with health, nutrition and produce safety information they can use to enhance their daily lives. These seminars have been developed for producers and consumers, so everyone is encouraged to attend!

Sixth Annual Franklin County Farm Food & Craft Tour & LOCAL FOOD FESTIVAL

May 16 and 17, 2009, 11 a.m. through evening. On Saturday and Sunday, May 16 & 17, 2009, from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m., the public is invited to tour eight Franklin County farms in addition to attending the LOCAL FOOD Festival in the evening of May 16. A farm-related photography contest, youth fishing clinic and 5K Walk/Run will also be held on the weekend. For details on all the weekend events, visit or call Martha Mobley, Agricultural Extension Agent, at 919-496-3344. and

Fresh Produce Safety Train-the-Trainer Workshop Series

North Carolina Cooperative Extension and the North Carolina Fresh Produce Safety Task Force invite N.C. Cooperative Extension agents to fresh produce safety training. The intended audience includes agriculture, family & consumer science, and any other agents having an audience dealing with fresh produce production, harvesting, storing, transporting and marketing. 2009 Dates April 30 & May 1 – Mountain Horticultural Crop Research & Extension Center, Mills River (formerly known as Fletcher). Registration deadline is April 16.