Stories From Mar 2017

Mar 22, 2017

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.

Mar 22, 2017

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.

Mar 21, 2017

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.

Mar 20, 2017

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.

Mar 17, 2017

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?

Mar 17, 2017

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.

Mar 15, 2017

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.

Mar 14, 2017

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.

Mar 13, 2017

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.

Mar 7, 2017

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.