Stories From May 2018

May 30, 2018

Economic Perspective: A Widening Trade Deficit

The country's trade deficit has been widening it recent years. What's factors are behind this?

May 30, 2018

N.C. Farm School Grows Supportive Network for Entrepreneurial Growers

Through NC Farm School, participants gain more than insight into the ABCs of agricultural business planning. They also forge new networks and new friendships.

May 29, 2018

The One Who (Almost) Got Away

Eliza Hardy’s great-great-great grandfather, Perrin Busbee, was NC State’s first football coach. When it came time for college applications, CALS was Eliza’s top choice – until her application was first deferred, then wait-listed. Her path to CALS? Complicated.

May 25, 2018

It’s Not the Mayonnaise: Food Safety Myths & Summertime Food

When folks get sick after a picnic, people often blame the potato salad. Or the chicken salad. Or whatever other side dish was made with mayonnaise. But that’s usually not the culprit, says food safety expert Ben Chapman.

May 25, 2018

You Decide: Is It Time for a Mileage Tax?

Revenue from the gas tax has taken a hit with improved fuel-efficiency and electric vehicles. Is it time to find alternatives to cover road maintenance?

May 23, 2018

Golden LEAF Grant Bolsters Soldier to Agriculture Program

A recent $150,000 grant from Golden LEAF breathed new life into the Soldier to Agriculture Program, an intensive five-week course that is the first of its kind to provide agricultural training for transitioning veterans on a military base.

May 23, 2018

Med Month Celebrates Mediterranean Diet, Lifestyle

Join NC State Extension in celebrating the Med way of eating and living during Med Month, or International Mediterranean Diet Month.

May 23, 2018

We Grow NC to Highlight Impact of CALS and Extension

CALS' educational messaging campaign highlights how what we Think and Do grows local economies, delivers science-based solutions to local challenges, creates new opportunities and helps rural students find their path to NC State. We Grow NC.

May 22, 2018

Graduate School Names Outstanding Faculty Mentors

Two faculty members in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences have been named Outstanding Graduate Faculty Mentors by the Graduate School: Coby Schal and Michael Schulman.

May 22, 2018

Extension Launches Master Food Volunteer Program

North Carolina Cooperative Extension is actively recruiting volunteers to the new Extension Master Food Volunteer (EMFV) program. Once trained, EMFVs will play a much-needed role in supporting family and consumer sciences (FCS) Extension agents as they work in the community to help influence healthy behaviors.