Stories From 2020

Jul 3, 2020

You Decide: How Long Will North Carolina’s Recovery Take

How long could it take North Carolina to recover from the economic downturn? NC State economist Mike Walden gives his take on the issue.

Jun 30, 2020

Berrying On

This year's berry crops yielded lessons in adaptability for Extension experts. They weighed strawberries in the garage, delivered masks to farms, connected via technology and never stopped listening.

Jun 29, 2020

Cherokee Culture Factors Strongly in EBCI 4-H Programs

With limited internet and cell service, North Carolina Extension Agent Sally Dixon created unique virtual 4-H programs that gets youth away from their screens.

Jun 29, 2020

Becky Boston: A Distinguished 30-Year CALS Career

“Once I got to NC State, I was extremely happy in the department. ...I had the resources I needed to pursue my research. I could attract really good graduate students. I liked the courses I taught and I found that it was a really great fit for me,” Boston said. “From the time I arrived here, there's always been a very cooperative and collegial research community of people being willing to help and people doing excellent science.”

Jun 29, 2020  |  Research

Using Leaf Fungi to Improve Crop Resilience

An interdisciplinary team led by Christine Hawkes is identifying beneficial fungi found in five key crops with the aim of using them to help plants fend off diseases and tolerate drought stress.

Jun 26, 2020

Economic Perspective: The Fed’s Forecasts

The Federal Reserve recently released their economic forecasts for the next few years. What do they look like?

Jun 26, 2020

Building Strong Stepfamilies

The Youth, Family, and Community Sciences graduate program publishes a monthly blog written by students and alumni sharing important topics and helpful resources related to the field of family science. In the latest post, Rhonda Peters provides positive parenting techniques to help ease major family transitions.

Jun 24, 2020

A Time for Compassionate Action

The CALS community are people of action. Now more than ever, we must act with compassion and renewed purpose to build a community that calls out inequality, cultivates compassion and incorporates inclusivity into all that we Think and Do.

Jun 24, 2020

Decision Tools Bolster Cotton Picks

Not all farms grow food. Cotton is NC’s second-largest cash crop with over a half-million acres grown each year. NC State Crop and Soil Sciences Extension offers agronomic decision tools to help growers navigate their way to success.

Jun 24, 2020

What Is Causing Caribbean Rainforests To Dry Out?

In 2015, the Caribbean experienced the most severe and widespread drought ever recorded in 50 years, giving researchers an opportunity to study the causes and effects.