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November 2017

Two men recording data on a small mountain farm.

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. 

Senior Design students put the finishing touches on a project on Harkers Island, North Carolina.

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. 

Dr. Todd Klaenhammer

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. 

Student with float bed used to grow lettuce

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. 

Woman with cassava plants in a greenhouse

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. 

NC State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences professor Dr. Mike Walden working in a recording studio.

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? 

Representatives of North Carolina 4-H, North Carolina FFA and the Farm Credit Associations of North Carolina gather for a check presentation ceremony.

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. 

Late afternoon sun paints the downtown Raleigh skyline.

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! 

Mr. Guido van der Hoeven at a desk in the Capitol.

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. 

One corner of the Centennial Gateway against a cloud-filled sky

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.