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April 2016

Apr 27, 2016

Ordering popular Extension publications just got easier

Four nationally popular publications from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences are now available for purchase online and from the campus bookstore. Previously, the books were only available via mail order. 

Apr 25, 2016

Using Oz to teach ag: Lessons for teachers at award ceremony

Award-winning Professor Gary Moore was one of more than a dozen College of Agriculture and Life Sciences educators and honors students recognized in the Coastal Ballroom of Talley Student Union on April 20. 

Apr 25, 2016

Home equity loans on the rise

Statistics show that more homeowners are now borrowing against their home equity -- that part of their homes' value they own. Before the housing crash a decade ago, massive home equity loans were being taken out and ultimately created big economic problems. NC State University economist Mike Walden considers whether we are we going down this road again. 

Schroeder Moreno in field

Apr 22, 2016

Agroecology Farm on a roll

The NC State Agroecology Education Farm and its founder, Professor Michelle Schroeder-Moreno, win three awards in two weeks thanks to hands-on lessons in sustainable agriculture for students and community members. The farm grows food for campus dining halls, with students aiding every step of the process. 

Apr 21, 2016

You Decide: What’s the best timing for valuing property?

Recently Wake County, the state’s second largest county in population, reduced the time between property revaluations from eight to four years. The change has created some confusion as well as claims the move is a veiled way of increasing taxes. 

Dr. LeeAnn Jaykus at seafood market.

Apr 20, 2016

Jaykus honored for graduate mentoring

Dr. Lee-Ann Jaykus of the Department of Food, Bioprocessing and Nutrition Sciences was among four senior NC State University faculty members recognized this week by the Graduate School for being outstanding mentors for graduate students. 

Apr 18, 2016

Student entrepreneur challenges hunger

Junior agribusiness management major Josh Monahan just launched a Southern-inspired snack company designed to help solve the challenge of widespread hunger: five cents of every bag sold by 1 in 6 Snacks goes to support local food banks. 

Foegeding headshot

Apr 18, 2016

Foegeding wins one of food science’s highest honors

Dr. Allen Foegeding recently won the Nicolas Appert Award, the highest award given by the Institute of Food Technologists, or IFT. 

Apr 18, 2016

State impacts of federal regulations

Many government regulations have been enacted to protect us, but some increase costs — particularly to businesses. NC State University economist Mike Walden explains findings of a new study on how the impact of government regulations differs among the states. 

Bob Patterson teaches at a field laboratory.

Apr 15, 2016

Legendary professor and student farm win sustainability honors

Two of 2016's Green Brick Award winners for sustainability are from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences: Alumni Distinguished Professor of Crop Science Bob Patterson and the Agroecology Education Farm.