Stories From Jul 2020

Jul 31, 2020

You Decide: Is It Really 2030?

Business trends economists were predicting for the next 10 years are happening now. What are they, and how are they working in the current environment?

Jul 29, 2020

Animal Sciences’ Holt Gets Support from Chancellor’s Innovation Fund

Jonathan Holt, Department of Animal Science, and James Martin, Department of Chemistry, have teamed up to create CarboZn, which encapsulates a mineral form of zinc in cellulose that can be added to feed.

Jul 29, 2020

Don’t Plant Unsolicited Seeds From China

Many people have received unsolicited packages from China labeled as containing earrings, but actually containing seeds. DO NOT plant these seeds as they could be a pathway for the introduction of invasive species, insects, and plant diseases.

Jul 29, 2020

Extension Fills Field Day Void

NC Extension agents like Jenny Carleo are tapping video technology to fill the void of canceled field day gatherings. It’s a new, timely skill set that agents are scrambling to master for their clients’ benefit.

Jul 28, 2020

Applying Insights from Ecology and Evolutionary Biology to the Management of Cancer

Professor Rob Dunn sits with Dr. Athena Aktipis to discuss how the secret to treating cancer may lie in the evolutionary biology of all multi-cellular organisms.

Jul 27, 2020

Student Turns Challenging Circumstance into Opportunity for Growth

Despite facing disappointment after a cancelled summer internship, Kailee decided to use her time to help others face the pandemic as well as boost her entrepreneurial skills.

Jul 23, 2020

Economic Perspective: Recovery In Goods Versus Services

There's usually a common trend in recessions between spending on goods and services. Has that trend followed in this current recession?

Jul 22, 2020

Returning to Farming’s Roots in the Battle Against the ‘Billion-Dollar Beetle’

A new study by entomologists at the University of Arizona in collaboration with CALS' associate professor Zack Brown reaffirms the importance of crop rotation and diversification in combating the western corn rootworm’s resistance to biotech crops.

Jul 22, 2020

Curious, Creative, Connected, Caring

Throughout his NC State career, engineer Mike Boyette has used these four Cs as a guide for transforming North Carolina agriculture and cultivating a cadre of alumni committed to making a difference.

Jul 21, 2020

The Future of North Carolina Agriculture

Farmers are the backbone of North Carolina’s $92.7 billion agriculture and agribusiness industry. What opportunities do industry leaders see as keys to a successful future? And how are NC State Extension and research helping position them to make the most of those opportunities? Learn more in the latest episode of Farms, Food and You.