Stories From Mar 2019

Mar 14, 2019

Agricultural Health and Safety Symposium and Anniversary Celebration

The 2019 Agricultural Health and Safety Symposium and 20th Anniversary Celebration will be held March 27 at the North Carolina Biotechnology Center in Durham.

Mar 12, 2019

Clovers All Over: What Are The 4 H’s, Anyway?

Did you know the fourth leaf used to stand for "hustle"? Any idea what it stands for now – and what it means for North Carolina? Leaf by leaf, 4-H’ers explain what 4-H’s clover means to them.

Mar 11, 2019

Homegrown: Tips for Starting a Container Garden

Who said a backyard is required to start a home garden anyway?

Mar 11, 2019

Alums Build on NC State Research to Create Food from Farm Leftovers

NC State alumni Laura Hearn and Will Kornegay started their award-winning company, Glean, with one product: a sweet potato flour. Now, thanks in part to university research, they have several food products for sale in 1,200 retail stores across the Southeast.

Mar 11, 2019

Economic Perspective: Why Are Tax Refunds Smaller?

This tax season, some people are noticing that their refunds are smaller than in previous years. What could be the cause of this?

Mar 6, 2019

Smithfield Foods Supports Soldier to Agriculture Program

A CALS program that provides in-depth training for veterans transitioning into agricultural careers got a recent boost: the Smithfield Foundation announced a $200,000 donation.

Mar 5, 2019

Plant Sciences Launch Director’s Report

Plant Sciences Launch Director's update - what to look for in 2019.

Mar 4, 2019

Writing the Book on Vermicomposting

NC State’s Rhonda Sherman has authored the first how-to guide for mid- to large-scale vermicompost producers.

Mar 4, 2019

Dying Trees In Cities? Blame Concrete

A study examining urbanization, scale-insect abundance and latitudinal warming on tree health in the Southeast captured a few surprising results.

Mar 4, 2019

Economic Perspective: Threats to the Economy

There are numerous events and trends that play into the world economy on a daily basis. NC State University economist Mike Walden discusses a couple of them here.