Stories From Apr 2012

Apr 25, 2012

Local 'green development' projects receive awards

Four local land development projects received awards from the Greater Triangle Stewardship Development Awards Program (GTSDA). The event, in conjunction with the City of Raleigh Environmental Awards, was held at the brand-new Nature Resource Center at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in downtown Raleigh.

Apr 24, 2012

Buy tickets now for Farm to Fork dinner

Tickets to the annual Farm to Fork Picnic on May 20 at the Breeze Farm in Orange County are now on sale. The Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS) partners with Slow Food Triangle, the Breeze Farm Incubator, and the N.C. Agricultural Foundation Inc. in putting on the event.

Apr 24, 2012

Specialists Association meets May 15

The N.C. Association of Cooperative Extension Specialists (NCACES) will hold its final meeting of the academic year May 15, 9-11 a.m., 2405 Williams Hall. The agenda includes a panel on fee-for-service program options and experiences, administrative update, officer elections and awards. Snacks and beverages will be available, so stop by early to mingle.

Apr 24, 2012

Nigerian agriculturist visits CALS

Smallholder farmers in southeast Nigeria don’t have access to expertise from an extension service. But thanks to an enterprising journalist, farmers there can learn basic lessons about agriculture simply by turning on their battery-powered transistor radios to FARM 98.0 FM.

Apr 24, 2012

N.C. State develops mobile hand-washing stations to help farmers reduce food safety risks

As food safety issues continue to garner national attention, N.C. State University is helping farmers in North Carolina take steps to manage food safety risks. N.C. State has developed two portable hand-washing station prototypes as customizable models for local growers in an effort to help them provide quality hand-washing facilities in their fields and at their market stalls.

Apr 24, 2012

Globalization and the service economy

When it comes to globalization, we may think first of lost factory jobs. But increasingly globalization is also affecting service-sector jobs. Why is this? And what has been the impact? N.C. State University economist Mike Walden explains.

Apr 23, 2012

Dr. Clyde Chesney, former Extension administrator, dies

Dr. Clyde E. Chesney, former North Carolina Cooperative Extension district director who from 1998 until his retirement in 2009 was an administrator at Tennessee State University, died April 18 in Nashville, Tenn.

Apr 23, 2012

Predicting presidential elections

Many political analysts say the condition of the economy is a key determinant of presidential election contests. But just how do economists think the various aspects of the economy factor into elections? N.C. State University economist Mike Walden responds.

Apr 23, 2012

Foundations for Intervention

Each year, foodborne microbes make millions sick, lead to hundreds of thousands of hospitalizations and kill more than 3,000 people in the United States alone. In her Schaub Hall laboratory, N.C. State University’s Dr. Sophia Kathariou works to reduce that toll by unraveling the molecular mysteries of two particularly problematic pathogens.

Apr 20, 2012

Dairy Science Club hosts regional American Dairy Science Association meeting

Student members of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences’ Dairy Science Club played host to 120 students and faculty advisers from nine colleges and universities.