The coronavirus pandemic has impacted operations at Cherry Research Farm in the following ways:

  • The station has been closed to visitors.
  • Research projects have required an approval process through the North Carolina State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) and the Station Superintendent.
  • Project leaders and associated staff with approved projects have adapted to University and site-specific rules and guidelines to protect themselves and Station staff.
  • Routine animal care, field tasks, and approved projects have continued with precautions being taken to protect staff.

Overall, Cherry Research Farm has continued to be successful in carrying out the mission of the Research Stations Division: To manage crop and livestock facilities that serve as a platform for agriculture research to make farming more efficient, productive and profitable, while maintaining a sound environment and providing consumers with safe and affordable products.

Find more information and COVID-19 updates from the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.