Stories From 2017

Dec 29, 2017

AgPack Strong: Steve Valencsin Helps Farmers Put Data, Tech to Work

An agricultural entrepreneur and graduate of NC State’s Agricultural Institute recently made Forbes’ annual 30 Under 30 list for enterprise technology.

Dec 25, 2017

Economic Perspective: The Outlook For Holiday Buying

There's growing optimism about how robust the holiday shopping will be this year. Do economists think the optimism will be fulfilled?

Dec 22, 2017

CALS Research: Get a Little Closer

Female moths deemed unworthy or unattractive to male moths can increase their odds of attracting a mate by emitting their sex pheromones, according to CALS entomologist Coby Schal.

Dec 22, 2017

You Decide: Is North Carolina’s Economic Shift Complete?

North Carolina is very different from the state it was 40 years ago. Especially in the economy and industries, the state has seen a major shift. Is that shift complete?

Dec 19, 2017

Grant Helps Farmer Develop a Christmas Destination

Kevin Gray has Christmas trees galore on his farm, and, with the help of NC State Extension, he’s growing a greenhouse full of poinsettias.

Dec 19, 2017

Scientist to the Senators: Ph.D. Student Johanna Elsensohn

Entomology Ph.D. student Johanna Elsensohn's first trip to Washington, D.C., to speak with policymakers was almost two years ago — and it changed everything.

Dec 18, 2017

Economic Perspective: Spending and Saving

Many economists believed the Great Recession recovery would be slow, and that people would save more. Did that happen, and are we now seeing changes from that?

Dec 18, 2017

Fieldwork in Africa Informs Science – and Changes a Scientist

William Sharpee, a postdoctoral scientist in NC State’s Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology, describes his life-changing work in Kenya to help farmers manage cassava mosaic disease.

Dec 18, 2017

A Perfect Pairing

NC State Dining and Agroecology Education Farm work together to bring fresh, local food to the university's dining halls.

Dec 15, 2017

The Future is Bright: CALS Celebrates Commencement

CALS graduated nearly 365 students on Dec. 15, including six extraordinary grads who are ready to change the world.