Moore begins term as faculty chair
An easy facility for juggling a multitude of tasks is bound to come in handy as CALS professor Dr. Jeannette Moore begins her two-year term as chair of NC State University's Faculty Senate. It’s also a defining characteristic of her professional style.
The argument for public research
Research on new products or applications can, and does, occur in both private companies as well as in government. The federal government, in fact, spends more than $100 billion annually on research in a variety of areas. But some contend that all research should be done in the private sector. NC State University economist Mike Walden outlines the counter argument.
Watauga Extension honored for economic impact
More than 430 people were on hand earlier this week when the Cooperative Extension staff in Watauga County was honored for its contributions to economic growth in Western North Carolina.
You Decide: What’s Behind the Productivity Slump?
Rather than being regarded as a secondary economics statistic, productivity numbers should be front and center and on everyone’s radar, says Mike Walden, as he explores the current economic mystery of lagging productivity and low growth in worker pay.
NC Choices presents largest niche meat event in the US
Hundreds of farmers, chefs and industry leaders will convene in Winston-Salem on Oct. 12-13 for the fourth annual Carolina Meat Conference, the largest local and pasture-based meat event in the country.
Seeding North Carolina’s future
CALS and its partners strive to make North Carolina the world’s leader in plant sciences innovation.
It’s time well-spent when CALS agricultural education students teach diverse groups and learn valuable lessons in a service-learning course.
Jobs of college graduates
College enrollments have increased substantially in recent decades. Young people understand that getting a college degree is a factor leading to a higher salary -- although it's not a guarantee. When economists consider where graduates work, does their specific fields of study matter? NC State University's Mike Walden answers.
Joint venture: Troxler and Linton partner to teach agribusiness course
The course is an example of the innovative approach that CALS uses to prepare the next generation workforce for agribusiness in North Carolina and beyond.
March summit celebrates economic value of agriculture in North Carolina
NC State economist Blake Brown delivered a state-of-the-industry report on an agriculturally intensive seven-county region to a crowd of nearly 500 farmers, industry leaders and others. The event was hosted by Scott Farms Inc., one of the largest sweet potato producers in the state.