Stories From Apr 2017

Apr 19, 2017

The Challenges of Chocolate

The NCSU Libraries will debut a new exhibit based on a chapter devoted entirely to the fragile history of cacao, cocoa and chocolate in Rob Dunn’s new book, Never Out of Season.

Apr 19, 2017

Lee County Extension Spotlights Women in Agriculture

Seeing an unacknowledged growth of women in the agriculture industry, Extension agents in Lee County had an idea: tell the world.

Apr 17, 2017

Economic Perspective: Aging and Spending

It's a fact that we are an aging society. What does that mean for spending in the economy as habits change over time? NC State University economist Mike Walden looks at those changes and their implications.

Apr 17, 2017

A Tree’s Life: Easy Citizen Science for Healthier Trees  

Red maple trees have important jobs to do – and so could you, if you happen to have one in your yard and just a few minutes to spare each year.

Apr 17, 2017

Despite Rain, Farm Animal Days Delights

Each spring CALS throws open the barn doors to thousands of area school children, teachers and families for a unique hands-on experience with agriculture.

Apr 14, 2017

National Dairy Challenge Prize for CALS Team

Four CALS students took home scholarships and national honors this month as one of four winning teams at the North American Intercollegiate Dairy Challenge (NAIDC) in Visalia, California.

Apr 14, 2017

You Decide: How Is Economics Involved In Health Insurance?

The health care debate includes many elements. NC State University economist, Dr. Mike Walden, presents examples of how economics is involved in health insurance and then you decide how – or if – they can be addressed.

Apr 12, 2017

NAS Committee Responds to Critique of Gene Engineering Report

Fred Gould, William Neal Reynolds Professor of Agriculture, authored a letter published this week in Nature Biotechnology. The letter is a response to a critique of a report by a NAS committee chaired by Gould on genetically-engineered crops.

Apr 11, 2017

Lee Ivy Wins 2017 Gertrude Cox Award

Lee Ivy of the CALS Department of Horticultural Science won the 2017 Gertrude Cox Award for Innovative Excellence in Teaching and Learning with Technology. He partnered with DELTA on his award-winning Home Horticulture course.

Apr 11, 2017

Plants Enrich the Economy and People’s Lives

Springtime is gardening time in North Carolina — and time to celebrate the value that plants bring to people’s lives.