Stories From Feb 2017

Feb 9, 2017

Economists Share 2017 Outlook at Ag Development Forum

Dr. Mike Walden discussed some of the key economic goals of the new administration, while Dr. Blake Brown focused on the outlook for North Carolina’s farmers.

Feb 8, 2017

Student Spotlight: Love of Outdoors Leads Student to Soil Science

Although it hasn’t been a direct path, NC State University junior Gary Morehouse believes he’s on the right road to a rewarding career: that of consulting soil scientist.

Feb 6, 2017

Economic Perspective: The Pace of Automation

The rate at which automation replaces human labor in the work force has been a constantly discussed topic in economics. Yet, economists can't seem to agree on the potential rate at which the jobs will be switched out over time. Mike Walden discusses the potential trends, and what outcomes they could have for the workforce.

Feb 6, 2017

Haddad Named Fellow of Ecological Society of America

Dr. Nick Haddad, wildlife corridor expert and professor of applied ecology, has received a prestigious Ecological Society of America fellowship.

Feb 6, 2017

‘Great Pumpkin Project’ Recruits Citizen Scientists to Document Agricultural Biodiversity

A team of researchers is recruiting citizen scientists to participate in a study of which microbes and insects visit the same crop plants around the world.

Feb 3, 2017

You Decide: How Can We Get to Four Percent Growth?

One of the major goals of the new administration is to increase the rate of economic growth in the country. The objective is to move from the two percent annual growth rate of recent years to four percent. A strong case can be made that improving economic growth is the challenge of our time. NC State University economist Mike Walden lays out the details for you to decide if we can get there.

Feb 1, 2017

AgPack Strong: Caitlin Boon Speaks Up For Food Safety

From a Wolfpack baby bottle and her first 4-H presentation at age 9, senior FDA official Caitlin Boon has a long history with the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.