Stories From Feb 2017

Feb 17, 2017

NC Successful Small Farm Opportunities Conference is Feb. 25

Those interested in learning more about small farm opportunities in North Carolina are invited to attend North Carolina Cooperative Extension’s Successful Small Farms Opportunities Conference Feb. 25 in Louisburg.

Feb 17, 2017

Faculty Focus: Julieta Sherk Wins Fulbright Award

Julieta Sherk will head to Mexico next fall as a J. William Fulbright Global Scholar in Science and Technology. Learn more about her passion for landscape design as a vehicle for social change and improved community development.

Feb 17, 2017

You Decide: Is Farming a High-Tech Industry

The productivity of farmers soared over the past century. The productivity of farms jumped an amazing 140 percent between 1910 and 1950. This is what technology does, but are the productivity gains in farming over?

Feb 16, 2017

Faculty Focus: Standish Brings Diverse Skills to New Role as Eastern 4-H Center Director

Jennifer Standish, former recreation program supervisor for Worcester County, Md., became director of North Carolina's Eastern 4-H Center Feb. 1.

Feb 15, 2017

Online Master of Nutrition Program Nabs Top National Ranking

NC State’s online Master of Nutrition program ranks No. 1 on a list of the country’s top programs.

Feb 15, 2017

‘Visionary Gift’ to Bolster Plant Breeding Program

A new endowment - and allied challenge initiative - from Drs. Charlie and Marilyn Stuber will fuel the future of plant breeding at NC State.

Feb 14, 2017

Curtis to Return to NC State as Poultry Science Head

Dr. Patricia Curtis, an expert in poultry and egg processing and product technology, has been appointed head of NC State University’s Prestage Department of Poultry Science.

Feb 13, 2017

Economic Perspective: Tradeoffs in Work Schedules

Historically, the 9-to-5 work schedule was the norm. However, with evolving technology and new job markets is that still the case? NC State University economist Mike Walden presents a few studies to find out what current workers think.

Feb 10, 2017

“Greater Good” Award to Boost Sweet Potato Research

A plan to shed more light on the complicated genetics of the sweet potato has garnered two NC State University scientists an Agricultural Greater Good Initiative Award from the genomics company Illumina.

Feb 9, 2017

Eye on the (Butterfly) Future

Ph.D. student Elsita Kiekebusch is studying how climate change affects a butterfly population, in hopes of aiding conservation.