News and Events

Nov 22, 2017

‘Pull for Youth’ Events Raise $100k for 4-H, FFA

Through several “Pull for Youth” sporting clays events held across the state, the Farm Credit Associations of North Carolina raised $103,000 for North Carolina 4-H and North Carolina FFA.

Nov 22, 2017

You Decide: Is Another Transportation Transformation Ahead?

Most households still depend on the automobile for transportation. However, transportation experts and futurists think that auto and driving will soon undergo their greatest transformation in a century!

Nov 21, 2017

Scientist to the Senators: Ph.D. Student Johanna Elsensohn

Entomology Ph.D. student Johanna Elsensohn's first trip to Washington, D.C., to speak with policymakers was almost two years ago — and it changed everything.

Nov 19, 2017

Farm Transition and Congressional Tax Reform

Current tax law creates impediments keeping some farm transfers from occurring. While the Congress is debating tax reform, Extension Specialist Guido van der Hoeven presents the proposals he offered to the House Committee on Agriculture in this issue of the NC State Economist.

Nov 17, 2017

More Than a Numbers Game: New Technique Gauges Microbial Communities by Biomass

A new technique devised by researchers from NC State and the University of Calgary provides a more in-depth look at the composition of and activity within microbial communities – the microscopic life within our bodies and all around us.

Nov 17, 2017

Getting to the Genetic Root of Stem Cells

NC State scientists find faster ways to identify the complex gene interactions that make stem cell renewal and differentiation in plants possible.

Nov 13, 2017

Economic Perspective: Choosing The Best College

High school students consider various factors when picking a college. From an economic viewpoint, what are the most important?

Nov 10, 2017

You Decide: Can Debates Over Tax Changes Be Resolved?

Changes to the tax rates are a loaded topic. Here, economist Dr. Mike Walden helps break down some of debates for how changes could affect the economy.

Nov 8, 2017

Economic Perspective: Potential Impact Of Meat Substitutes

For a long time, scientists have talked about the development of synthetic meat. What could the impact of a growing synthetic meat market mean?

Nov 8, 2017

Stakeholders, University Celebrate Plant Sciences Partnership

Agricultural leaders planted their stakes, literally, in the ground on NC State’s Centennial Campus, as they marked the commitments they've made to the North Carolina Plant Sciences Initiative.