Stories From Sep 2015

Sep 14, 2015

Where the jobs are

We're now in the sixth year of the recovery from the recession, and in the nation as well as many states, total jobs are now back to pre-recession levels. What kinds of jobs have been created in terms of high, middle and low pay? NC State University economist Mike Walden answers.

Sep 11, 2015

You Decide: Was It a Sad Day for North Carolina Retailing?

What economic factors have affected the fate of North Carolina’s iconic Belk department store? Mike Walden answers from the head and the heart.

Sep 10, 2015

Farm safety and health are focus Sept. 20-26

North Carolina Cooperative Extension and the NC Agromedicine Institute are among the organizations that will observe National Farm Safety and Health Week from Sept. 20 to 26. The theme for 2015 is “Ag Safety is not just a slogan, it’s a lifestyle.”

Sep 7, 2015

Meeting our future water needs

North Carolina’s expected growth over the next several decades will create many challenges, including increased water usage. NC State University economist Mike Walden discusses options for dealing with the increased need.

Sep 2, 2015

Ruby C. McSwain, philanthropist and JCRA benefactor, has passed away

Among her donations to the university is her gift funding the Ruby C. McSwain Education Center building and complex at the JC Raulston Arboretum.

Sep 1, 2015

College Profile: Michelle Schroeder-Moreno

Hands-on experiences for students and a new major to attract more of them into agriculture are among benefits of Michelle Schroeder-Moreno’s agroecology program.