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Jun 13, 2018

Economic Perspective: Alternative Unemployment Rates

The unemployment rate is often cited as a measure of economic health, but did you know there are multiple ways of measuring a society's unemployment?

Jun 8, 2018

You Decide: How Will the Workforce Change?

With the improvements in automation and artificial intelligence, the workforce faces new challenges. How will the workforce change and adapt with evolving technology?

Jun 6, 2018

Economic Perspective: Is There Hope for Controlling Health Care Costs?

With rising health care costs ever present, is there work being done in other fields that could mitigate some of the rising prices?

May 30, 2018

Economic Perspective: A Widening Trade Deficit

The country's trade deficit has been widening it recent years. What's factors are behind this?

May 30, 2018

N.C. Farm School Grows Supportive Network for Entrepreneurial Growers

Through NC Farm School, participants gain more than insight into the ABCs of agricultural business planning. They also forge new networks and new friendships.

May 25, 2018

It’s Not the Mayonnaise: Food Safety Myths & Summertime Food

When folks get sick after a picnic, people often blame the potato salad. Or the chicken salad. Or whatever other side dish was made with mayonnaise. But that’s usually not the culprit, says food safety expert Ben Chapman.

May 25, 2018

You Decide: Is It Time for a Mileage Tax?

Revenue from the gas tax has taken a hit with improved fuel-efficiency and electric vehicles. Is it time to find alternatives to cover road maintenance?

May 23, 2018

We Grow NC to Highlight Impact of CALS and Extension

CALS' educational messaging campaign highlights how what we Think and Do grows local economies, delivers science-based solutions to local challenges, creates new opportunities and helps rural students find their path to NC State. We Grow NC.

May 22, 2018

Extension Launches Master Food Volunteer Program

North Carolina Cooperative Extension is actively recruiting volunteers to the new Extension Master Food Volunteer (EMFV) program. Once trained, EMFVs will play a much-needed role in supporting family and consumer sciences (FCS) Extension agents as they work in the community to help influence healthy behaviors.

May 16, 2018

Graze in the Shade: Silvopasture’s Benefits

How can a grower be more productive per acre while improving grassland ecosystems? How do we increase production to feed a growing population while sustaining available resources? Could silvopasture help? NC State's Miguel Castillo is finding answers.