Stories From Feb 2016

Feb 15, 2016

Christmas retail sales

We now have final statistics for Christmas buying. Did retailers get the sales they wanted, or were they disappointed? NC State University economist Mike Walden answers.

Feb 12, 2016

Students chosen for innovative agriculture and public policy leadership program

Eight students from NC State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences have been chosen for an innovative program aimed at developing leaders in agriculture and public policy.

Feb 12, 2016

Southern Cover Crop Conference set for July 18-19

Mark your calendar for a two-day comprehensive cover crop conference for the South. Put on by the Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS) and the Southern region Sustainable Agriculture and Research Education (SARE) program, the event takes place July 18-19, 2016 at two locations in eastern North Carolina: Mount Olive and Goldsboro.

Feb 11, 2016

You Decide: Are low oil prices good or bad for the economy?

I’ll be honest – I didn’t think I’d see it in my lifetime. I’m talking about gas prices being under $2 per gallon. It’s one of the true “good news” items in the economy. Or is it?

Feb 10, 2016

Swartzel elected to National Academy of Engineering

Dr. Kenneth R. Swartzel, William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor Emeritus at North Carolina State University, has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE), one of the loftiest distinctions accorded to an engineer.

Feb 9, 2016

Duplicate DNA a hallmark of tick genome

What makes the tick, well, tick? NC State researchers involved in sequencing the pest's genome find a number of answers.

Feb 8, 2016

CALS prof to speak at museum’s Darwin Day

What’s Charles Darwin got to do with the Irish potato famine? Find out Saturday, Feb. 13, when Dr. Jean Ristaino of NC State's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences takes the stage during the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences’ Darwin Day, the largest event of its kind in the country.

Feb 8, 2016

Answering the call

The formula of progress through partnership is a hallmark of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, as it responds to the needs of North Carolina and its citizens. In this issue of Perspectives we show how we answer the call of our stakeholders and clientele, moving from need to fulfillment through collaboration and innovation.

Feb 8, 2016

New day in North Carolina agriculture heralded at joint foundations meeting

The fall joint meeting luncheon of the N.C. Agricultural, Dairy and Tobacco foundations on Nov. 10 was charged with excitement over news of a potentially impactful future for NC State University, the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the state.

Feb 8, 2016

Traditional tailgate activities enhance scholarship support

Neither high winds nor pouring rain could dampen spirits at the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences’ 24th annual Tailgate, which took place Oct. 3 before kickoff of the NC State-Louisville football game. While the event featured popular Tailgate staples […]