Stories From Mar 2015

Mar 31, 2015

Burkholder honored for fisheries conservation

Dr. JoAnn Burkholder, CALS Department of Applied Ecology, received the Fred A. Harris Fisheries Conservation Award, the highest honor given by the North Carolina Chapter of the American Fisheries Society.

Mar 30, 2015

Top-Notch: NC State hosts national “Olympics of landscaping”

The CALS Horticultural Science Department hosted this year’s renewal of the annual PLANET competitive training and career recruitment event that drew more than 850 college students from 65 of the nation’s top horticulture and landscape programs.

Mar 30, 2015

Did the stimulus work?

Even five years past the recession, there’s still debate about the federal stimulus plan begun in 2009. Some say it was essential to preventing the recession from being worse than it was, while others say it was a waste of money. Is there any resolution to this debate? NC State University economist Mike Walden weighs in.

Mar 27, 2015

Bio and ag engineering student nets third at research symposium

Tiffany Messer, a graduate student in biological and agricultural engineering, placed third in the Agricultural and Natural Resources category at the 10th annual NC State Graduate Student Research Symposium.

Mar 27, 2015

You Decide: Are there easy answers to key economic questions?

Mike Walden provides answers to the four economic questions asked most often by his audiences statewide.

Mar 23, 2015

Okun’s law

In most disciplines the word law is reserved for really important relationships or findings. In economics, there is something called Okun’s Law. NC State University economist Mike Walden explains what it means.

Mar 20, 2015

Hundreds turn out to celebrate Ag Awareness Day

March 18 was an historic day, as an estimated 1,600 people turned out at the state capital in downtown Raleigh to celebrate and raise awareness of agriculture in North Carolina, a $78 billion business, and new efforts to grow N.C. agriculture to a $100 billion industry.

Mar 19, 2015

Vilsack charges stakeholders at workshop on coexistence

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack was among the speakers at the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Stakeholder’s Workshop on Coexistence held at NC State last week.

Mar 16, 2015

It’s demand, not supply

The housing market has definitely improved during the past couple of years, yet Federal Reserve data indicate mortgage loans are still rather weak. North Carolina State University economist Mike Walden examples the reasons.

Mar 13, 2015

‘Wine to Water’ founder visits CALS

Doc Hendley of the non-profit Wine to Water was the inaugural speaker for the Gordon Philanthropy Seminar Series.