The productivity mystery
What's the mystery surrounding current economic productivity numbers? NC State University economist Mike Walden explains.
CALS donor giving is up 66 percent
Donor giving to the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences topped $57 million last year, up 66 percent over the previous year. The generosity of college alumni and supporters helped NC State break fundraising records, boosting donations for scholarships, research, academic programs and faculty support to an all-time high.
“Change – Do We Really Have To?”
What should we do to embrace the imminent change that will inevitably occur? How do we successfully implement it?
Book of the Month-September
This month's highlighted leadership book is Start with Why by Simon Senek. This book is highly recommended for anyone interested in growing their leadership and communication skills.
You Decide: North Carolina vs. South Carolina: Is There an Economic Winner?
Mike Walden considers which of the two Carolinas could have an edge on the economic scorecard – and why.
Linton named to US-Israel ag research and development fund board
Dr. Richard H. Linton, dean of NC State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, was recently named to serve on the board of directors of the United States-Israel Binational Agricultural Research and Development Fund.
Built for use
New and renovated flora and fauna research facilities will bolster college programs that support the state’s economy.
There's a general perception that two of North Carolina's traditional industries, agriculture and manufacturing, contribute much less to today's economy than in previous decades. But, as NC State University economist Mike Walden explains, "It's always the case of how you measure these things."
Vegetables: Grow ’em, eat ’em
Wondering what to do with all those fresh veggies from your garden? North Carolina Cooperative Extension's Grow It, Eat It series provides growing tips and cooking ideas for home gardeners interested in making the most of their gardens' bounties.
Crops on the ground, eyes in the air
CALS scientists are launching a better future for agriculture through unmanned aircraft.