New state obesity prevention plan announced this week
Dr. Carolyn Dunn, N.C. Cooperative Extension nutrition specialist, is lead author of new obesity prevention plan released by Eat Smart, Move More North Carolina.
Our energy transformation
Most forecasters see energy as one area where we will see dramatic change. N.C. State University economist Mike Walden outlines the kind of alterations they think we are likely to see.
The value of a good boss
Most people who have worked have had bosses, and moreover they have had both good bosses and bad bosses. What do bosses really do, and is there a quantifiable value for a good boss? N.C. State University economist Mike Walden responds.
Bledsoe will join National FFA as chief operating officer
When Joshua Bledsoe entered high school as a freshman in 1987, he was surprised to find agricultural education listed as his elective at Surry Central High School in Dobson. Soon this N.C. FFA leader will join the national organization as chief operating officer.
YOU DECIDE: What state policies can boost economic growth?
Mike Walden discusses actions North Carolina public leaders can take to spark economic and job growth in the state.
Payoff of bail-outs
The federal government’s financial assistance to several large financial firms in 2008 and 2009 was very controversial. Supporters said the investments would be paid back. Have they been? N.C. State University economist Mike Walden answers.
The debate over right-to-work
Michigan is the latest state to have a very vigorous debate over a right-to-work law. What does this debate involve, and why is it important? N.C. State University economist Mike Walden responds.
Racing to stop the cankerworm
Controlling cankerworms is tricky, but on a foggy Friday, entomologist Steve Frank and his colleagues head out on their weekly mission: preventing the cankerworm, an annoying pest, from defoliating North Carolina’s urban deciduous trees. Read more in N.C. State University's Bulletin.
Public invited to attend college listening sessions
As N.C. State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) charts its future, it is looking for insight from the people it serves – the people of North Carolina. Over the coming weeks, the college’s dean, Dr. Richard Linton, will lead listening sessions in locations across the state.
The Fed’s targets
The Federal Reserve made history recently: For the first time, it linked its monetary policy to specific economic goals for the country. N.C. State University economist Mike Walden explains what they did and why it’s important.