Stories From Aug 2018

Aug 20, 2018

CALS’ Newest Major: Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems

The start of a new academic year brings a new multidisciplinary major, the bachelor of science in agroecology and sustainable food systems, to CALS.

Aug 20, 2018

Economic Perspective: Good and Bad Price Information

The average inflation rate tracks the rise and fall of costs over numerous commodities and services. How have the prices looked over the last decade?

Aug 17, 2018

Economic Perspective: Age and Business Start-ups

There's a belief out there that entrepreneurs and start-ups are often linked to the young, but is that accurate? What age do most entrepreneurs start their businesses?

Aug 17, 2018

In the Wild and the Lab, Female Mosquitoes Get Choosy Quickly to Offset Invasions

Certain female mosquitoes quickly evolve more selective mating behavior when faced with existential threats from other invasive mosquito species, with concurrent changes to certain genetic regions, according to new research from North Carolina State University. The findings shed light on the genetics behind insect mating behavior and could have implications for controlling mosquito pests that plague humans.

Aug 17, 2018

You Decide: How Does North Carolina Compare on Incentives?

States often offer incentives to lure businesses to their states. How does North Carolina's use of incentives over the years compare to other states?

Aug 16, 2018

A Work in Progress: Streamlining Feed Mill Studies

A team of DELTA staff are working on a Blended Learning grant to create a few key deliverables to enhance the student learning experience in FM 425/525. Assistant Professor of Feed Milling Adam Fahrenholz and Area Specialized Agent for Animal Food Safety Marissa Herchler are the subject matter experts on the grant.

Aug 15, 2018

Local NBA Star Sends Seven Kids to N.C. 4-H Camp

Atlanta Hawks shooting guard and Bertie County, North Carolina, native Kent Bazemore recently treated seven first-time summer campers to the N.C. 4-H camp that helped shape his own childhood experiences.

Aug 15, 2018

Economic Perspective: Costs of the Trade War

With all the talk of a trade war with China, what are the impacts for consumers in the U.S.?

Aug 15, 2018  |  CALS Events

It’s (Almost) Tailgate Time!

Join us for CALS Tailgate --  the college's largest alumni event -- before the Wolfpack takes on Georgia State on Saturday, Sept. 8. In a family-friendly atmosphere, CALS Tailgate highlights the people, programs and partners that make the college great.

Aug 14, 2018

Student Spotlight: Committed to Managing Natural Resources

Travel that took her to national parks and forests in the western United States spurred Laura Villegas Ortiz to learn more about environmental policy. As an NC State graduate student, she’s gaining an interdisciplinary education as she works to better understand the impact that environmental legislation can have on communities.