News Stories By Todd Kosmerick

Campsite Cookery, a NC Cooperative Extension publication from 1979

Foodie Friday: Campsite Cookery

Planning a summer camping trip?  The above Extension publication has suggestions on foods to bring and cook.  The some of... more

Six children drinking milk, ca. 1920.

Foodie Friday and Wonderful 100: Milk Pasteurization in North Carolina

This year marks the 100th anniversary of milk pasteurization in North Carolina.  In their book Knowledge is Power: A History... more

A British Mark V tank at Camp Polk, across Hillsborough Street from the NC State campus during World War I (photo from the 1919 Agromeck)

Camp Polk: Tanks Come to Raleigh

In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of U.S. participation in World War I, Special Collections continues its examination of the impact that the war had on the NC State students, faculty, and campus.  The post below focuses on Camp Polk near the NC State campus.

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Picnic Meals, 4-H Club Manual, 1983

Foodie Friday: Picnic Meals

Planning a picnic for the 4th of July? You might get some inspiration from the 4-H manual Picnic Meals, which dates from 1983 and is full of recipes to cook over an open campfire. For... more

Foodie Friday: Peaches

It's peach season in North Carolina.  Here are a couple of vintage Cooperative Extension pamphlets with some intriguing peach recipes:

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An exhibit of Farm Forestry Extension photographs from the 1920s

Wonderful 100: Extension Forestry

With the hiring of Harry B. Krauz as farm forestry specialist in 1918, the North Carolina Agricultural Extension... more

Barbecuing chicken in Carteret County, NC, 1956.

Foodie Friday: BBQ

What North Carolina summer is complete without barbecue?  Special Collections holds dozens of Cooperative Extension publications that extoll outdoor barbecuing.  A... more

The Wolfpack baseball team after winning the ACC championship, 1968

Fabulous 50: Baseball Champions

During the Spring of 1968, the Wolfpack baseball team won the ACC championship and placed 3rd in the College World Series.  Coach Sam Esposito was only in his second year at NC State, and... more

Extension Agent Nita Orr with a Frozen Food Crossword Puzzle

Foodie Friday: "A Freezer is a Wonderful Thing"

Frozen foods have been in the news recently, but the technique for freezing food goes back decades.  Cooperative Extension encouraged farm women to freeze produce and meat as early as the 1940s.  ... more

Researchers working with plants in the Phytotron, ca. 1971.

Fabulous 50: Phytotron

May 10th marks the 50th anniversary of the dedication of the Phytotron, originally called the Southeastern Plant Environment Laboratory.... more