Stories From 2023

Nov 29, 2023

First-Generation Farming – NC Farm School Stories

When Cassie Tuckey finished NC Farm School, she not only graduated with a deep understanding that farming was a business, she brought back state-wide resources and a connected network.

Nov 27, 2023

EFM Program Awarded $119,981 Tobacco Trust Fund Commission Grant

The funds will support Southeastern farmers participating in the 2025 Executive Farm Management program. The program typically attracts larger-scale farmers, but is adaptable for operations of any size, scale and commodity focus.

Nov 20, 2023

Scientists Look for Crops That Help Amid Saltwater Intrusion

Extension Agent Andrea Gibbs and ARE Professor Rod Rejesus speak to WFAE about the growing problems of saltwater intrusion and sea-level rise for farmers in Eastern NC.

Nov 17, 2023

You Decide: Is the Fed Done Raising Interest Rates?

Economist Mike Walden reflects on the Federal Reserve’s handling of interest rates and what goes into the decision to raise or lower rates.

Nov 14, 2023

CALS Student Grows Native American Unity and Community on Campus

In honor of Native American Heritage Month, meet McKenzie Cummings, ABM senior and member of the Lumbee Tribe who has helped grow Native American communities at NC State.

Nov 3, 2023

You Decide: What Do Interest Rates Tell Us?

Economist Mike Walden shares information about interest rates and what interest rate changes mean for the economy.

Nov 2, 2023

2023 CALS Alumni Awards Recognize Nelson Powell and Justin Somers

The CALS Alumni Awards recognize and celebrate exceptional achievements and contributions of alumni from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at NC State.

Nov 1, 2023

Branan Presents Agricultural Law Overview at Southern Outlook Conference

Associate Extension Professor Andrew Branan provided an agricultural law overview to the annual Southern Extension Economics Committee Outlook Conference in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Oct 30, 2023

Adapting to Saltwater Intrusion: Profitability of Salt-Tolerant Soybeans in Eastern North Carolina

In this edition of the NC State Economist, Greg Ferraro, Roderick M. Rejesus, Luke Gatiboni and Andrea Gibbs explore the issue of saltwater intrusion and sea level rise in Eastern North Carolina agriculture.

Oct 23, 2023

You Decide: Which Dominates, Bad or Good Economic News?

Economist Mike Walden discusses both the bad news and the good news surrounding the economy and whether the signs for the future are a net plus or a net minus.