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October 2023

saltwater intrusion

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 20, 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. 

man standing in front of "Midwest" sign

Oct 19, 2023

Student Spotlight: Stephen Scala

Stephen Scala used his internship with Midwest Feeders, Inc. in Ingalls, Kansas, to learn about different types of cattle operations that do not exist in North Carolina. 

group of students

Oct 18, 2023

18 Ag Institute Students Inducted Into Delta Tau Alpha Honor Society

On September 25, 2023, another class was inducted into the Delta Tau Alpha Honor Society. Delta Tau Alpha promotes academic scholarship and public service in the community. 

man presenting slides

Oct 16, 2023

Thinking Like an Entrepreneur: How Environmental Entrepreneurship Solves Resource Conflicts

What does thinking like an entrepreneur entail? This question was at the heart of the Environmental Entrepreneurship workshop hosted by the Center for Environmental and Resource Economic Policy. 

students standing in front of grain elevator

Oct 16, 2023

Learning Journey to NC Coast Returns Value to Students

Students over fall break participated in a learning journey to North Carolina’s coastal communities to learn more about how resources are allocated, exciting discoveries in marine sciences and aquaculture and entrepreneurial practices in action. 

woman in front of bayer logo holding plaque

Oct 16, 2023

Student Spotlight: Mary Elizabeth Morris

Instead of going back to her family’s beef and pork farm over the summer, Mary Elizabeth Morris tried something different and completed an internship with Bayer Crop Science. 

student pitching her idea

Oct 13, 2023

Want To Make an Impact on NC Communities? Consider the Ag Entrepreneurship Minor

The Agricultural Entrepreneurship minor prepares students to lead with purpose and to make impacts on North Carolina’s communities through active classroom engagement that use a clinical model of instruction. 

man in warehouse talking to a group of students

Oct 10, 2023

Entrepreneurial Education at the Center of Supply Chain Management

When it comes to boosting the value of entrepreneurial education, establishing close ties to industry and lasting partnerships enriches the student experience. 

Oct 6, 2023

You Decide: Is the Outlook Bright for Manufacturing?

Economist Mike Walden reflects on the past, present and future of manufacturing in North Carolina and beyond.