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Jan 4, 2021

Robots in the Air and on the Water Could Improve Shellfish Farming

A new NC State project is putting robots to use to monitor water quality in ways that allow shellfish farmers to raise yields and ensure food safety. 

Mar 9, 2016

Twitter, “felfies” and everyday tech on the farm: Extension encourages innovation

When’s the last time you took to Twitter to research local crop yields? Or used Google Earth to map soil types on 100 acres of land? Despite their reputation as conduits for selfies and the new teen slang, common online platforms are being converted by a growing group of farmers into tools that help raise safe, tasty meat and produce to keep the world fed. Extension agent Paul McKenzie aims to help these tech trends grow in North Carolina. 

Oct 12, 2015

NC State and agriculture

In a new video from Higher Education Works, NC State University Chancellor Randy Woodson talks about the importance of technology for improving the state's $80 billion-a-year agriculture industry both now and in the future. 

Apr 12, 2013

YOU DECIDE: Will robots replace people in work?

In the past, new technology has both destroyed and created jobs. What will the future hold? Mike Walden discusses. 

May 13, 2011

YOU DECIDE: Do the 'sigificant six' control our future?

Mike Walden argues that we can better understand where the economy is headed by looking at six factors that drive the economy. 

Mar 4, 2011

YOU DECIDE: Is North Carolina's economy still changing?

North Carolina's economy is has changed dramatically from what it was 30 or 40 years ago. Is it still changing? Mike Walden has the answer.