Jeanine Davis

North Carolina State University

New Society Publishers


Jeanine Davis has been on the faculty at North Carolina State University for 30 years, conducting research and teaching on new and emerging crops and organic agriculture. She’s also an author, public speaker, and co-owner of a small farm in western North Carolina.

Jeanine will be speaking at the North Carolina Fairs


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What You Need to Know Before You Plant Your First Hemp Crop

The legalization of hemp with the passage of the new farm bill has farmers across the nation talking about growing hemp in 2019. But you still need a license to grow it, and successfully doing so and turning a profit might not be as easy as you think. Jeanine Davis has been growing grain, fiber, and CBD hemp for two years, and she serves as a university advisor on the crop. She explains the new rules and shares her experiences growing and selling hemp, as well as the experiences of the farmers with whom she has worked.
Organic Gardening

Available In:

North Carolina, Sunday 3:30-4:30 p.m., Grit Stage

Can We Really Grow Truffles in the Southeast?

Black PĂ©rigord truffles are delicious, expensive, and usually imported. For decades, people have been trying to grow them in the United States, and there are many stories of costly failures. But that's changing. The truffles still are not an inexpensive crop to start, and you need a lot of patience, but more growers are having success. Jeanine Davis and her staff have produced truffles for several years, and she shares what they have learned.
Organic Gardening

Available In:

North Carolina, Saturday 3:30-4:30 p.m., Homestead Hustle Stage
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