Impactful stories. Groundbreaking discoveries. Engaged communities.
Fueled by their father’s passion for agriculture, Ruthie and DJ Stokes are keeping a family promise: do what you love. The fourth-generation farmers have found common ground in supporting producers back home and feeding a growing population.
The land and a Lumbee heritage have shaped the Moore brothers’ farm since it took root in Robeson County in 1891. Experience, agility and concern for stewardship come together to help carry the farm’s legacy into the future.
North Carolina’s Innovative Young Farmer of the Year heeds his father-in-law’s advice to “learn and learn fast.”
This issue looks at forgotten crops that are now in a renaissance and creating income for farmers, the continued tradition of transformative innovation that betters our lives and supports natural resources, and our rich legacy of research, teaching and Extension.