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May 2016

Monarch butterfly on flower

May 31, 2016

Campus monarchs

Professor Dennis Werner and graduate student Melissa Tinling are creating a network of campus pollinator gardens to support monarch butterfly migration. 

May 30, 2016

Occupational change in North Carolina

Many say the job market is changing rapidly and that future workers may change what they do -- their occupation -- several times during their work career. NC State University economist Mike Walden explains what he's found as he's looked closely at occupations in North Carolina. 

May 27, 2016

Faculty Focus: Moore talks Chautauqua, ag and outhouses

Award-winning Professor Gary Moore has given in-depth talks at prestigious institutions around the country, on subjects ranging from the legacy of Booker T. Washington to how agriculture has changed to feed a hungry planet. But he's quick to tell you one of his most requested lecture topics: The History and Evolution of the Outhouse. 

Seven seedlings in containers

May 24, 2016

To Print a Plant

If NC State University’s Ross Sozzani and Tim Horn are right, three-dimensional bioprinting of plants could help push forward the field of plant improvement in a revolutionary way, allowing for the kind of improved yields needed to feed a fast-growing world population. 

May 24, 2016

Two generations, one professor

Professor Bob Patterson has taught many students in his long career with the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, but it's a rare thing to have taught one Crop Science alumnus and his son as well. 

three men grilling meat

May 23, 2016

Three special guests to highlight Farm to Fork Picnic Weekend

The ninth annual Farm to Fork Picnic weekend will not only be about great food but also great discussion, with an award-winning chef and two food policy experts with ties to the White House serving as special guests. 

May 23, 2016

A new plan for financing college

The cost of attending college is a big issue today, with some arguing that college debt held by graduates keeps them from buying homes and other durable consumer goods. One university recently unveiled a new plan to address the rising cost of college. NC State University economist Mike Walden discusses the highlights. 

Grapes on a conveyor

May 20, 2016

Ag and agbiz worth $84 billion in NC

Agriculture and agribusiness – food, fiber and forestry — make up an $84 billion-a-year industry in North Carolina, contributing one-sixth of the state’s income and employees, according to the latest figures from NC State University economist Mike Walden. 

May 19, 2016

You Decide: Is there occupational churning?

NC State University economist Mike Walden has been looking closely at jobs in North Carolina — what kinds they are and how they have been changing. Our job market is constantly churning, meaning there are always some existing jobs being cut while new jobs are being created. Are there any trends? 

Morgan Malone in front of a field

May 18, 2016

AgPack Strong: Farm Life, Big City

Recent graduate Morgan Malone found an agriculture career path inside a bustling state capital.