Stories From Nov 2017

Nov 30, 2017

NC State Team Helped Growers Transition Away From Methyl Bromide

A recent news story by the U.S. Department of Agriculture acknowledged an NC State research and extension program for its success in helping strawberry, tomato and pepper growers maintain yields as they transition away from methyl bromide.

Nov 29, 2017

Senior Design Program Focuses on Real-World Engineering

For more than 50 years, the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering's Senior Design Program has engaged students in meaningful projects that benefit communities across the state.

Nov 28, 2017

A Lasting Legacy: Probiotics Pioneer Todd Klaenhammer Retires

If you’ve ever enjoyed a cup of yogurt, you’ve consumed millions of bacteria that are good for you. And Dr. Todd Klaenhammer's fingerprint is all over them.

Nov 28, 2017

Outstanding December Graduate: Maddie Ciszewski

As NC State student Maddie Ciszewski prepares for a career that brings together her passion for agriculture and for people, she’s been at the forefront of student-led efforts to help others learn more about aquaponics.

Nov 27, 2017

Student Spotlight: ‘Plant Research Immediately Impacts People’

After a summer undergraduate research experience with a leading NC State plant scientist, Catherine Doyle was hooked. The Ph.D. student traveled to Tanzania to see the problems posed by cassava mosaic disease.

Nov 27, 2017

Economic Perspective: A Battle Of Deductions

One of the proposals on the table for tax change is to double the standard deduction. How would this impact the taxpayers?

Nov 22, 2017

‘Pull for Youth’ Events Raise $100k for 4-H, FFA

Through several “Pull for Youth” sporting clays events held across the state, the Farm Credit Associations of North Carolina raised $103,000 for North Carolina 4-H and North Carolina FFA.

Nov 22, 2017

You Decide: Is Another Transportation Transformation Ahead?

Most households still depend on the automobile for transportation. However, transportation experts and futurists think that auto and driving will soon undergo their greatest transformation in a century!

Nov 19, 2017

Farm Transition and Congressional Tax Reform

Current tax law creates impediments keeping some farm transfers from occurring. While the Congress is debating tax reform, Extension Specialist Guido van der Hoeven presents the proposals he offered to the House Committee on Agriculture in this issue of the NC State Economist.

Nov 17, 2017

More Than a Numbers Game: New Technique Gauges Microbial Communities by Biomass

A new technique devised by researchers from NC State and the University of Calgary provides a more in-depth look at the composition of and activity within microbial communities – the microscopic life within our bodies and all around us.