Improving N.C. Strawberries through Research, Extension and Outreach

North Carolina State University
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Open Grants Program
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This Golden LEAF grant will allow research and extension faculty from North Carolina State University to partner with chefs and nutritionists at Johnson & Wales University, registered dietitians, consumers, produce buyers and producers to enhance and expand work in strawberry breeding, genetics and genomics to improve crop characteristics, markets, and profits for North Carolina farmers. Strawberry cultivars currently grown in North Carolina have not been bred specifically for North Carolina production. A uniquely adapted North Carolina berry would provide support for producers that can translate into increased profitability. An associated educational outreach effort will help reach targeted audiences in the state’s large media market.

Ms. Leah Chester-Davis2601 Wolf Village WayAdmin Services III, Suite 240Raleigh, North Carolina 27695-7514(919) 513-1981
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