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January 2015

Jan 30, 2015

Garden ready!

Looking forward to the 2015 gardening season? Check out the NC State University Department of Horticultural Science's latest newsletter. It's packed with Cooperative Extension stories on topics such as January garden chores, soil sampling, selecting vegetable varieties and producing tree fruit: 

Jan 30, 2015

Steward of the Future: Gary Roberson

All-terrain wheelchairs, truck lifts and garden scooters are among the solutions the North Carolina AgrAbility partnership has designed to help disabled farmers remain productive. Extension specialist and associate professor Dr. Gary Roberson, of North Carolina State University, discusses the program and the impact of student design projects for these farmers. 

Jan 30, 2015

You Decide: How will jobs change?

Mike Walden explains why structural job change may be the source of job gains and losses in the future -- and reveals implications of further impact. 

Jan 27, 2015

Strategic Conversations: Episode 1

Richard Linton, dean of CALS, describes the stakeholders and partnerships critical to the college’s success. 

Jan 26, 2015

Edible flowers: New guide for choosing and using flowers in food

Today there is a renewed interest in edible flowers for their taste, color and fragrance. But not all flowers are edible. For guidance on how to select, grow, harvest and preserve flowers for food use, check out this new North Carolina Cooperative Extension online publication, Choosing and Using Edible Flowers (PDF). 

Jan 26, 2015

Why are we so busy?

One of the biggest complaints people have today is that they are too busy – that they don’t have enough time. What’s behind this perception? N.C. State University economist Mike Walden answers. 

Jan 23, 2015

Currituck wins national honor for green initiative

Currituck County has won a national award for its efforts to maintain healthy coastal and ocean resources through a green initiative spearheaded in part by North Carolina Cooperative Extension. 

Jan 23, 2015

Avid apiculture students, master beekeepers are among late professor’s legacies

Dr. John Thomas Ambrose -- a popular College of Agriculture and Life Sciences professor, NC State University administrator and bee authority – passed away in January after a short battle with brain cancer. He was 70. 

Jan 19, 2015

The Saudi oil strategy

U.S. energy production has increased in economic importance, but it’s nowhere near the level of significance in countries such as Saudi Arabia. What’s the Saudi plan for coping with today’s low oil prices? NC State University economist Mike Walden responds. 

Jan 16, 2015

You Decide: What Are the Impacts of Tax Changes?

There has been much research by academics and others trying to establish a linkage between state tax rates and state economic growth, says Mike Walden. He discusses why the findings have not been consistent – and in some cases have been contradictory.