Whipker Wins National Award
An NC State University professor who's an internationally acclaimed expert in the fields of plant growth regulators and plant nutrition recently won the Society of American Florists' Alex Laurie Award.
You Decide: Why Are So Many Men Not Working
In the late 1940s, 6 percent of prime working-age men were not employed and were not looking for work. Today, that rate is 14 percent. Translated to numbers, 1 million prime, working-age men in the late 1940s were out of the labor force – today the number is 7 million. What factors are causing this to rise?
Ethnobiologist to Speak at Raulston Arboretum
Internationally renowned nature writer and ethnobiologist Gary Nabhan will deliver a lecture related to the conservation of food diversity on Oct. 14 at NC State University’s JC Raulston Arboretum in Raleigh.
Plant Puts Up a Big Stink at NC State University
NC State's corpse flower recently bloomed, sending out not just a big flower – one of the largest in the plant kingdom – but a big stink as well.
NC State Wins $1.5 Million CDC Grant to Combat Obesity
Efforts to combat obesity in eastern North Carolina just got a big boost, thanks to a new $1.5 million grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Economic Perspective: Alternative Training
Recent data shows a large group of college graduates believe their degrees did not help them achieve their current jobs. What programs are being implemented to increase skills training for their fields? NC State University economist Mike Walden discusses the issue.
NC State to Study Economic Value of Improving Water Quality
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced this week that NC State University is one of six universities awarded a total of $4.8 million in funding to work with local communities to better understand the economic value of water quality.
Get the Scoop! New Howling Cow Flavor to Debut at N.C. State Fair
Does it have chocolate? Is it fruit-based? Crunchy? Swirly? Get a sneak peek of Howling Cow's new ice cream flavor, created exclusively for the N.C. State Fair!
Scientist Honored for Work in Pakistan
For their work on a five-year project to enhance Pakistan’s wheat productivity, Marshall and others in the USDA’s Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and Foreign Agricultural Service received the 2016 Abraham Lincoln Honor Award in global food security.
Ginseng Boosts Ag Hopes, Sustainably – If You’re Careful
Ginseng has the potential to become a boon to the local economy. All it takes is the right soil, the right seeds, the right know-how – and constant vigilance. Cooperative Extension is hard at work helping western North Carolina growers raise this unique crop.