Stories From Sep 2010

Sep 23, 2010

Bioenergy field day set for Sept. 30 in Oxford

Hear what N.C. State University scientists have to say about some of the most promising N.C. crops for bioenergy during a field day set for Sept. 30 in Oxford.

Sep 23, 2010

The changing job picture

We face two big job questions: First, will jobs come back? And second, where will the new jobs be? N.C. State University economist Mike Walden tackles the second question.

Sep 22, 2010

Wimberley named 2010 Distinguished Rural Sociologist

Dr. Ronald Wimberley, William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor of sociology and anthropology at N.C. State University, has been named 2010 Distinguished Rural Sociologist by the Rural Sociological Society. Wimberley received the society’s highest recognition in August at its 73rd annual meeting in Atlanta.

Sep 22, 2010

Is there an ‘easy button’ for the economy?

Everyone is looking for a way to improve the economy, add jobs and increase incomes. But is there an easy way to reach these goals? N.C. Cooperative Extension economist Mike Walden responds.

Sep 22, 2010

NC 4-H is ‘Hungry to Help’

The North Carolina 4-H Youth Development Program is teaming up with the Food Banks of North Carolina to promote awareness of hunger in North Carolina and to make an impact in local communities through a new hunger awareness initiative called Hungry to Help.

Sep 22, 2010

Bryan Cave wins Distinguished Service Award

Bryan Cave, Cooperative Extension director in Surry County, is among the elite 2 percent of extension personnel who have received the Distinguished Service Award from the National Association of County Agricultural Agents.

Sep 21, 2010

Scientists, chefs cook up partnership to grow N.C. agriculture

KANNAPOLIS, NC – N.C. State University agricultural researchers and Johnson & Wales University culinary professionals and students are working together in a first-of-its-kind project to breed a better strawberry for North Carolina.

Sep 21, 2010

Gas prices and vehicle purchases

When gas prices soared in the mid 2000s, it affected our driving and what vehicles we bought. But more precisely, what happened when gas prices soared to almost $4 a gallon? N.C. State University economist Mike Walden summarizes what studies reveal.

Sep 21, 2010

‘The Produce Lady’ launches e-newsletter to promote N.C. fruits and veggies

KANNAPOLIS, NC – The Produce Lady, a program of N.C. MarketReady, continues its educational outreach to North Carolina fresh produce growers and consumers with the launch of an e-newsletter. The monthly newsletter encourages N.C. families to eat healthy fruits and vegetables purchased at local farmers markets. It includes selection tips, health benefits and recipes.

Sep 20, 2010

Where did we splurge?

Pushed by a good stock market and soaring housing prices, American households went on a buying binge before the recession. During those earlier buying years, what kinds of products were consumers snapping up? N.C. Cooperative Extension economist Mike Walden responds.