COVID-19 Farmers Update 05/01/2020

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COVID-19 Farmers Update 05/01/2020

News Today:

Take Our Survey

N.C. Cooperative Extension seeks to assess the impact of COVID-19 on the agritourism industry in North Carolina, in order to shape our extension response.

This survey is approved by the NC State IRB. It is conducted by extension specialists of the Department of Horticultural Science at NC State University in collaboration with CEFS and the NC State Local Foods Initiative.

Please fill out this voluntary and anonymous NC State COVID-19 impact survey. The survey will be open from Apr 23–May 7, 2020.

Daily COVID-19 Update as of 5/01/2020

  • North Carolina (11 a.m. EST): 10,923 confirmed positive/ 399 deaths
  • USA (8:32 p.m. EST): 1,103,117 positive/ 64,804 deaths
  • World (8:32 p.m. EST): 3,341,311 positive/ 238,380 deaths


Our first issue is out now. We highlight research from around the globe, shed light on the behind-the-scenes of extension, put NC State Horticulture graduate students into the spotlight, provide insightful tips into the science of farming, detail seasonal recipes, and many other things. Our next issue will come out at the end of May.

Other Helpful Resources:

COVID-19: Farming Resources, NC State Extension

Food Safety, NC State Extension

COVID-19 Resources and Information, NC State Extension

CEFS COVID-19 Resources

This post was created by Emma Volk and Mark Hoffmann