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Apr 3, 2020

Economic Perspective: What Makes a Recession or Depression

What's the difference between a recession and a depression, and how are they defined?

Apr 3, 2020

BAE Grad Students Awarded National Science Foundation Fellowship

Three students in the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering were awarded National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships.

Apr 3, 2020

Has Technology Increased Agricultural Yield Risk?

Professors Barry Goodwin and Nick Piggott explore the relationship between technological advances in corn production and the yield risk associated with those advances.

Apr 1, 2020

10,000 Photos of the Wild Life in Homes (and Counting)

Roughly a year and half ago we set out with participants around the world to begin cataloguing the animals living in homes with iNaturalist. Thanks to more than 2000 participants, we can now tell you what we're finding.

Apr 1, 2020

Quick and Tasty Edibles for Spring

Now is the perfect time to start a small garden at home. Liz Driscoll, an NC State Extension 4-H specialist, reviews a number of vegetables that families can grow within two months.

Mar 31, 2020

Johnston County 4-H Count Chickens and Facebook Views

The closing of all North Carolina schools because of the coronavirus put a damper on many class projects across the state, but in Johnston County, an innovative 4-H agent took the program in a new direction.

Mar 30, 2020

Helping Farmers Find New Ways to Sell

During a time of social distancing, Debbie Roos, N.C. Cooperative Extension agent in Chatham County, is helping farmers create online stores for their farms.

Mar 30, 2020

Top 10 Resources for NC State Distance Education Students

If you are just beginning an online program, or have found yourself transitioning to online classes here are a few resources from NC State to help you succeed.

Mar 30, 2020  |  Research

Fertilizer of the Future

An interdisciplinary team led by Katharina Stapelmann is setting out on an ambitious three-year project to completely rethink how nitrogen-based fertilizers are produced and used. From on-farm fertilizer production to on-demand, precision irrigation, their project aims to cut energy use, protect the water supply and increase yields.

Mar 30, 2020

Cancer Research Personal for CALS Student

Brianna Harvey, a double major in biochemistry and human biology, wants to be a catalyst in helping to find a cure for cancer. Her mission is a bit personal.