An NC State University agricultural research project that started with a high-technology nanoparticle solution to food security problems has gone low-tech. And in doing so, the project has won a $1 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Grand Challenges Explorations initiative.
The CALS Horticultural Science Department hosted this year’s renewal of the annual PLANET competitive training and career recruitment event that drew more than 850 college students from 65 of the nation’s top horticulture and landscape programs.
Endowments from Dr. George Kriz and his wife, Rhoda, will benefit CALS faculty and the N.C. Agricultural Research Service and will fund a distinguished professorship in the CALS Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, as well as several traditional agriculture distinguished professorships.
The economy has been improving during the last five years, but it hasn’t been improving at the same pace for all states. Mike Walden analyzes the reasons.
Dr. Sam Pardue visits with prospective college students in rural North Carolina counties this spring to share important information on university admissions strategies.
The bamboo sculpture now soars near Bragaw Hall and along the Art-to-Heart Greenway.
“Almanac Gardener,” a weekly horticulture program of UNC-TV and North Carolina Cooperative Extension, begins its 32nd season this Saturday (April 4).
Dr. Joseph P. Zublena, director of the N.C. Cooperative Extension Service and associate dean for NC State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, is retiring effective July 1.
Beginning farmers and growers considering new enterprises now have a new place to start: the NC Farm School website.
The Federal Reserve created trillions of dollars of new money in an effort to fight the recession. For a long time, economists have said higher inflation can result when large amounts of new money is printed. But inflation today is still relatively low. Why? NC State University economist Mike Walden explains.
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