Stories From Sep 2014

Sep 30, 2014

You Decide: Should we go for it?

Should North Carolina offer incentives to attract a new auto-assembly factory and the benefits it could bring to the state? Mike Walden weighs the opposing viewpoints.

Sep 29, 2014

CALS Business Center Update for September

Throughout the summer, the Business Center Implementation Team and CALS Business employees have been hard at work, honing their skills and developing new processes for the new Business Center model.

Sep 29, 2014

Imports and jobs

Over the last two decades, even before the recession, job growth has been slower in the United States than it was in earlier years. Some say that’s been the result of foreign imports. N.C. State University economist Mike Walden considers the evidence.

Sep 26, 2014

NC State scientists crack mysteries of walnuts

Walnuts are known to be a rich source of disease-fighting nutrients; they are often labeled a “superfood” and are key components of the Mediterranean diet. Yet as much as science has revealed about the health benefits of walnuts, their phytochemical makeup in large has remained a mystery to this point.

Sep 26, 2014

You Decide: Will North Carolina continue to urbanize?

North Carolina used to be a small-town and rural state. In fact, we were traditionally one of the most non-urban states in the country. Today, the majority of North Carolinians live in urban areas – or, as some call them, metropolitan areas.

Sep 24, 2014

CALS dean guides team through North Carolina

Dean Richard Linton of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at NC State and his department heads will explore North Carolina’s piedmont region on Sept. 25 and 26, including stops in Rowan and Montgomery counties. This is Linton’s second annual tour, taking faculty from the College to visit research stations, Extension offices and various agriculture and life science industry partners.

Sep 24, 2014

Bilderbacks launch endowment to support JCRA programs for children

The Linda and Theodore (Ted) Bilderback Endowment for the JC Raulston Arboretum Children’s Program will be a “legacy to future generations of budding horticulturists.”

Sep 22, 2014

The value of a brand

When many of us shop for products or services, we immediately think of brand names, such as Coke, Pepsi, Amazon and Hanes. How important are brands? And why do buyers use them? N.C. State University economist Mike Walden explains.

Sep 19, 2014

Safety counts: Become a Certified Safe Farm

Sept. 21-27 is officially National Farm Safety & Health Week, but Certified Safe Farm offers North Carolina farmers in 18 counties the opportunity to learn ways to take steps every day toward on-farm safety and health.

Sep 18, 2014

CEFS to hold 20-year anniversary events, Oct. 17-18

The Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS), one of the nation’s foremost centers for research, extension and education in sustainable agriculture and local food systems, is celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2014 with a SOILbration in Goldsboro on Oct. 17 and speakers and a reunion dinner in Raleigh Oct. 18.