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July 2014

Jul 28, 2014

Mid-year economic forecast

As we enter the second half of 2014, economists like to update their forecast. Host Mary Walden asks her husband, NC State economist Dr. Mike Walden, about his bi-annual North Carolina economic outlook. “What does your crystal ball show for the economy over the next six months?” she says. 

Jul 24, 2014

N.C. State University Turfgrass Field Day is Aug. 13

N.C. State University’s annual Turfgrass Field Day will be held in Raleigh at the Lake Wheeler Turfgrass Research Lab on Aug. 13. One of the largest events of its kind in the country, the field day offers the industry and general public a chance to view the Turfgrass Program’s ongoing research trials and speak directly with N.C. State faculty and staff. 

Jul 23, 2014

Nancy Creamer appointed to new USDA foundation board

Nancy Creamer, horticulture professor and director of the Center for Environmental Farming Systems, has been named to a 15-member board of directors for the newly created Foundation for Food and Agricultural Research (FFAR). 

Jul 23, 2014

Wilder Visitor Center dedicated, donors honored at midsummer JCRA event

Friends of JC Raulston Arboretum assembled July13 to honor those who have consistently supported the work of N.C. State University’s nationally renowned teaching and research garden. Specifically, they came to dedicate the Bobby G. Wilder Visitor Center and the Legacy Brick Circle Entrance. Wilder, a longtime benefactor of the JCRA, was honored for his many hours of volunteer service, years of financial commitment and generous planned gifts. 

Jul 23, 2014

You Decide: Is inflation ready to take a leap?

Citing the views of inflation-optimists and inflation-pessimists, Dr. Mike Walden explains why economists are still trying to decide where inflation is headed. 

Jul 22, 2014

CALS benefactors recognized for their support

The Ruby C. McSwain NAADA Outstanding Philanthropist Award was given to Bill and Marsha Prestage and the Prestage family. Dr. William K. Collins was named a 2014 recipient of the NAADA Volunteer Service Award. 

Jul 22, 2014

JCEP recognizes N.C. Cooperative Extension Facilitation Team

The Joint Council of Extension Professionals (JCEP) has selected the N.C. Cooperative Extension Facilitation Team as one of two recipients for the JCEP Excellence in Teamwork Award and as a presenter for the 2015 JCEP Conference in Las Vegas. 

Jul 21, 2014

Why inflation might not jump

There appears to be heightened concerns about inflation today, according to host Mary Walden. Some point to the tremendous quantity of new money the Federal Reserve has engineered as the source of their fears, but others say, ‘not so fast.’ There may be a lingering break on inflation. She asks her husband, NC State economist Mike Walden, “What is this break?” 

Jul 18, 2014

You Decide: What Are the Gains and Gaps in Our Economy?

Mike Walden attempts to make some predictions about the direction and pace of the North Carolina economy. 

Jul 14, 2014

How can communities revive?

Host Mary Walden recently spent time in New York City with her husband, NC State economist Mike Walden. “We did a fascinating tour of Brooklyn and learned how some of that burrows neighborhoods have experienced a dramatic economic renewal How did they do it?” she asks.