Stories From 2019

Jul 22, 2019

Destination: Madagascar

Through the Ants and Canopy Bootcamp, a group of college students from the U.S. and Madagascar are exploring diversity in ants – and learning to climb trees – with NC State's Bonnie Blaimer and the California Academy of Sciences' Brian Fisher.

Jul 22, 2019

Soybean Resilience From the Lab and Greenhouse to Farmers’ Fields

New soybean research with roots in the North Carolina Plant Sciences Initiative aims to protect the crop from climate change.

Jul 19, 2019

You Decide: What Can We Do About the National Debt?

The national debt is always a point of discussion in politics. What goes into calculating the debt, and how can it be dealt with?

Jul 17, 2019

Economic Perspective: Money and Gold

The United States left the gold standard in the 1970s. What is the gold standard, and what are the advantages of being on or off of it?

Jul 17, 2019

Homegrown: Five Essential Knives For Your Kitchen

What's the basic set of knives and tools you should have in your kitchen to improve your cooking skills? NC State Extension Nutrition Specialist Carolyn Dunn fills us in.

Jul 17, 2019

From Mozambique to Williams Hall: An A-maizing Partnership

Program connects NC State agricultural science mentors to emerging scholars, such as Hamilton Chiango, in developing and middle-income countries throughout the world.

Jul 16, 2019

“I Call Them My Baby Girls”: AGI Grad Named Pig Farmer Of Tomorrow

NC State Agricultural Institute graduate Bailee Arnold lives in the suburbs and didn’t grow up with agriculture, but she’s managing a 4,000-head sow farm and was recently named a 2019 Pig Farmer of Tomorrow.

Jul 15, 2019

Youth Partner With Food Banks In Chicken Project

It doesn’t get more local than the Coastal Plains Chicken Project: aided by the Prestage Department of Poultry Science, the chickens were raised by local youth, processed by local experts and distributed to local food banks.

Jul 10, 2019

High School’s Not Too Early For Internships – Just Ask Addison Furr

Raleigh Charter High School senior Addison Furr talks the challenges and triumphs of tackling internships early – in her case, with the North Carolina Agricultural Research Service.

Jul 10, 2019

Economic Perspective: Do We Need a National Rainy Day Fund?

Some states have implemented "rainy day" funds to help during recessions. Is this something that should be implemented on the national level?