Stories From Feb 2011

Feb 10, 2011

Blalock receives 2011 Watauga Medal

Dr. T. Carlton Blalock, former state Extension Service director and alumnus of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, is one of three 2011 recipients of the prestigious Watauga Medal, N.C. State University’s highest nonacademic honor.

Feb 10, 2011

Small business outlook

A strong argument can be made that our economy is really run by small businesses. Often the economic conditions for large and small businesses differ. So what are small businesses saying about the economy? Are they more or less optimistic? N.C. State University economist Mike Walden answers.

Feb 9, 2011

Moving back with parents

With the condition of today’s economy, are more young adults living with their parents? N.C. State University economist Mike Walden discusses the trends over time.

Feb 9, 2011

Corn

Corn has emerged in recent years as one of North Carolina’s more important crops. Twenty years ago, North Carolina grew around half a million acres of corn each year; today that number is around a million acres. While the value […]

Feb 9, 2011

North Carolina's AgAdvantage

Together, agricultural research and extension programs spark economic activity and create jobs, making North Carolina agriculture and the state’s rural communities more prosperous.

Feb 8, 2011

CALS on the job as a go-to resource for North Carolinians

This past October, we celebrated the official installation of Dr. W. Randolph “Randy” Woodson as the 14th chancellor of N.C. State University. In his inaugural remarks, the chancellor defined the role the university will play in the future of the […]

Feb 8, 2011

Sustainable development professorship fully endowed by Bayer CropScience

In September, Bayer CropScience’s Dr. Nick Hamon presented the final of three gift installments from the company to fully endow the position of Bayer Environmental Science Professor of Sustainable Development in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

Feb 8, 2011

Answering the Call

Jefferson Scholar Michael Atkins Jr. makes volunteerism and community service part of his well-planned future.

Feb 8, 2011

Tropical Crops

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences graduate students have had the chance to sample the variety of tropical agriculture — from small sugarcane farms to massive banana plantations — through short study tours to Costa Rica for the last three years.

Feb 8, 2011

Proud History

Family and Consumer Sciences program celebrates 100 years.