NC Ag Awareness Day Supports Research to Grow Agriculture
Nearly 500 people gathered in Raleigh recently for North Carolina Ag Awareness Day, an event designed to celebrate agriculture and its $84 billion a year contribution to the state’s economy.
Faculty Focus: 45 Years and Going Strong
Labin "L.T." Woodlief Jr. has worked for NC State University for 45 years. And he's eyeing the big 5-0. Woodlief is a research specialist in the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering.
Student and Scholar Reflect on Eisenhower School Visit
Master’s students and faculty members from the National Defense University’s Eisenhower School recently visited NC State’s campus to learn more about agribusiness and biotechnology and their relationship to national security. CALS research scholar Godshen Pallipparambil and Crop and Soil Sciences graduate student Lottie Ou share insights from the visit.
Economic Perspective: The Size of the Federal Government
The size of the federal government and its spending remains a highly debated subject. But over time, as economies grow or shrink, how should one measure the size of the federal government's spending? NC State University economist Mike Walden presents a few examples on how to measure this subject.
You Decide: Are We Asking Too Much Of The Fed?
The Federal Reserve – for short, the “Fed” – is again front and center in the news. Some say the Fed has been trying to do too much. Specifically, critics point to two actions the Fed continued long after the immediate crisis of the Great Recession passed. Do we only want the Federal Reserve to intervene in the economy when the financial system is in trouble?
Yes, We Might Have No Bananas
Rob Dunn's newest book, "Never Out of Season," examines the risks of a lack of biodiversity in our food supply. Dunn is a professor in the Department of Applied Ecology.
Women’s Cattle Handling Founder Goes National
A national television debut, an NC State award and the funding to expand her work across the southeast – NC State Extension Research Specialist April Shaeffer is having a pretty good year.
Students Soar in Multicultural Scholars Program
A unique scholarship program provides opportunities for outstanding students from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in the food and agricultural sciences.
Boyette Wins National Research Impact Award
Mike Boyette, Philip Morris Professor of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, recently received a National Research Impact Award for his career achievements in sweet potato research.
Online Dashboards Illustrate Local Foods Spending Data
Where are North Carolinians buying local foods? How much are they spending? These are just some of the questions being answered through a collaboration of the NC 10% Campaign and RTI International.