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Jun 23, 2017

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.

Jun 21, 2017

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.

Jun 21, 2017

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.

Jun 20, 2017

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.

Jun 19, 2017

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.

Jun 19, 2017

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.

Jun 15, 2017

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.

Jun 13, 2017

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.

Jun 12, 2017

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.

Jun 12, 2017

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.