Stories From May 2015

May 29, 2015

Strategic Conversations: Craig Yencho

Dr. Marshall Stewart talks to Dr. Craig Yencho about plant breeding and his involvement in a $12 million, interdisciplinary Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation grant-funded project to develop high Vitamin A sweet potatoes.

May 29, 2015

Hand-to-mouth wealth

Most disciplines have their own jargon and terms, and economics is no exception. One such economic term is hand-to-mouth wealth. NC State University economist Mike Walden explains what it is and why it's important.

May 27, 2015

State Advisory Council honors Zublena

There were gifts signifying agriculture and North Carolina Cooperative Extension’s influence across the state: bottles of wine and honey, jams and jellies, pickles and candies, a beautifully handmade Cherokee basket and more, all given by members of Extension’s State Advisory Council (SAC) in recognition of retiring state Extension director Dr. Joe Zublena’s service and dedication.

May 22, 2015

You Decide: Are There Timeless Rules for Investing?

Economist Mike Walden presents six principles that he believes represent a logical approach to investing.

May 18, 2015

Eating out beats eating in

Americans recently reached a milestone in terms of how they eat. NC State University economist Mike Walden explains.

May 11, 2015

Tax rates

Most people have recently completed their income tax filing, so it's a good time to review some tax concepts. At the top of the list is tax rate, which may sound simple. But is it? NC State University economist Mike Walden responds.

May 8, 2015

$2 million grant will allow 4-H to support more Hispanic youth

National 4-H Council has received a three-year, $2 million grant from the New York Life Foundation to empower more Hispanic youth to succeed in high school, graduate on time and pursue a college education. The funds will support the successful Juntos 4-H program developed by N.C. Cooperative Extension.

May 8, 2015

For the dirt on soils, check out “Dig It!”

Soil: It’s much more than dirt. It’s a dynamic resource that supports nearly every form of life on Earth, and an exhibit at a Raleigh museum is aimed at raising the public’s awareness of its value and complexity. CALS scientists have been heavily involved.

May 8, 2015

You Decide: How Will the Job Market Change?

We will have to be agile with our future educational and training systems. Mike Walden explains why.

May 6, 2015

A Rosy Day for the 2015 Gala in the Garden

This year’s gala theme was Stop and Smell the Roses, in commemoration of the completion of the Finley-Nottingham Rose Garden, which has been moved and enlarged.