You Decide: Can Pro Sports Teams Spur Economic Development?
Major league sports are big business in today's world. Does the community see the investment return in it's local economy though? NC State University economist Mike Walden breaks it down the numbers.
AgPack Strong: ‘It All Starts With Our Youth’
State FFA Coordinator Jason Davis took a quick break from convention week to talk with us about his journey and the power of youth development programs like FFA.
Arboretum Director: Helping Your Garden Grow
You want a green thumb, but your plants are all brown. Learn how heat and soil affect your garden, and why you should think about getting rid of your lawn.
Is Biochar a Fix for Sandy Soils?
NC State Extension specialist launches a new research project to see if biochar in a field setting lives up to recent hype.
State Officers Reflect on Leadership, Legacy and Their ‘FFA Family’
Six CALS students will retire this week from what they describe as the rewarding, exhausting and ultimately life-changing experience of being a North Carolina FFA officer.
Economic Perspective: Retiring to a College Town
This week, NC State University economist Mike Walden looks at retirees, and the pros and cons for them living in a college town.
NC State Holds First N.C. Extension Master Gardener College
More than 100 Extension volunteers from across the state worked to improve their gardening GPA – “Good Planting Advice” – when they gathered at NC State University last week for the first-ever North Carolina Extension Master Gardener College.
AgPack Strong: A World of Possibilities
Kim Shearer is the tree and shrub breeder at The Morton Arboretum in Lisle, Ill. Find out how she landed her dream job -- and why plants make her happy.
Fighting Child Malnutrition In Haiti — With Goats
For more than a decade, Professor Charlotte Farin and the NC State Haiti Goat Project have joined the country’s struggle against rampant childhood malnutrition. Now they plan to expand, doubling the number of protein-rich meals provided to schools each month.
Economic Perspective: Economic Update – First Quarter
NC State University economist Mike Walden breaks down some of the data looking at the economy in the first quarter of 2017.