Stories From Nov 2015

Nov 30, 2015

Turfgrass short course set

NC State University will hold its annual one-week Turfgrass Short Course -- appropriate for anyone interested in turf, including homeowners, career changers and professionals needing a refresher – Feb. 15-19, 2016, in Cary.

Nov 30, 2015

Scientists savor sweet potatoes

Dr. Mary Ann Lila hopes research she recently conducted will inspire consumers to maximize sweet potatoes’ health benefits year-round. She found that these vegetables’ functional ingredients can be incorporated into many different snack foods, baby foods, military rations and more.

Nov 30, 2015

Economic trends helping North Carolina

There are always large forces -- some call them winds of change -- impacting the economy, and most can't be affected by public policy. NC State University economist Mike Walden takes a look at big trends that he thinks may affect North Carolina in the decades ahead.

Nov 30, 2015

Keeper of the kingdom

It was an exciting spring at the Animal Kingdom in Walt Disney World, where NC State grad Heather Wilcox is an animal keeper. In February, two new baby rhinos were born at the Animal Kingdom. Wilcox's duties include training rhinos in behaviors to aid in their health and well-being care.

Nov 25, 2015

Tobacco referendum passes by wide margin

North Carolina tobacco growers voted overwhelmingly Nov. 19 to continue a self-assessment that raises funds to support tobacco-related research and extension efforts of NC State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

Nov 25, 2015

How concerned should you be about kissing bugs? Here’s what NC State experts have to say

Recent news reports that a "deadly" bug has been found in North Carolina seem to be causing unnecessary alarm, according to NC State University entomologists. That’s because many people are getting the disease-carrying triatomine bug, or kissing bug, confused with other bugs.

Nov 23, 2015

Chances of getting a job

The job market has improved since the dismal days of the recession. But statistics show there are still many people wanting a job who don't have one. Is there any factor or measure that seems to be related to the likelihood of an unemployed person landing a job? NC State University economist Mike Walden responds.

Nov 20, 2015

Thanks, North Carolina farmers

Thanksgiving wouldn’t be possible without farmers and farm workers. They are the backbone of North Carolina’s economy.

Nov 20, 2015

You Decide: How Can North Carolina Use Economic Trends?

Mike Walden shows why the economic future of North Carolina could be determined by how the state and its residents accommodate three forces of change and understand their impacts.

Nov 19, 2015

Textbook by NC State prof covers agricultural law

Agricultural and agribusiness law is the topic of a new textbook written by a North Carolina State University professor considered one of the nation’s pre-eminent experts in the topic.