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Wilson wins teaching award

Dr. Elizabeth Wilson

Dr. Elizabeth B. Wilson, associate professor of agricultural and extension education in N.C. State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, received a 2010 Regional Teaching Award at the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities 123rd Annual Meeting in Dallas.

Costa Rica faculty visit Chatham farms

Costa Rican faculty visit Chatham farms

Two faculty members from University of Costa Rica recently visited farms in Chatham County in November, as part of an information exchange with scientists at N.C. State University and N.C. A&T State University. Photos of the visit are available on Debbie Roos’s Growing Small Farms website.

YOU DECIDE: How can we forecast the economic future?

Dr. Michael Walden is William Neal Reynolds professor of agricultural and resource economics at N.C. State University.

Economists are often asked to predict the economic future. But what’s the best method of looking ahead? Mike Walden discusses different ways to assess the future.

10% Campaign passes $2 million spent for local food

10% Building North Carolina's Local Food Economy | Farm to Fork

Since July, North Carolinians participating in the 10% Campaign have spent more than $2 million on food from local sources. The 10% Campaign is an effort of the Center for Environmental Farming Systems to educate and encourage consumers to spend 10 percent of their food dollars on locally sourced food.

In the Garden with Bryce Lane nominated for award

Bryce Lane

The N.C. State University-produced show In the Garden with Bryce Lane has been nominated for a regional EMMY® Award. Bryce Lane, host and instructor in N.C. State’s Horticultural Science Department, brings more than 28 years of teaching experience to television.

Sustainable development professorship fully endowed by Bayer CropScience

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The endowment is used to support activities of a full professor working in turfgrass management or other areas of innovation in sustainable development in the College.

Study shows Mid-Atlantic wheat growers not likely to benefit from fungicides when fields aren’t diseased

Mid-Atlantic wheat growers aren’t likely to get any economic benefit by applying fungicides to wheat fields that aren’t infected with fungal diseases. That’s the conclusion of scientists based at N.C. State University who conducted the first peer-reviewed study of its kind on calendar-based application of fungicides in wheat.

Grad student sheds light on mercury contamination in fish

Dana Sackett

“My project mainly looks at mercury contamination in fish and focuses on the risk to wildlife and people,” says biology Ph.D. student Dana Sackett. “It is really important that we understand it well so we can control our risk.” In this audio slideshow, hear more from this student who’s increasing our understanding of an important environmental and health issue.

Order of Long Leaf Pine and Distinguished Service Awards are presented at College of Agriculture and Life Sciences foundations event

Jerry Hardesty (left) holds the Order of the Long Leaf Pine, while Dr. James West and N.C. Sen. Richard Stevens display their Distinguished Service Awards.

A state legislator, a county commissioner and a retired Extension-director-turned-community-volunteer were honored Nov. 10 during the joint meeting of the North Carolina Agriculture, Dairy and Tobacco foundations at N.C. State University.

YOU DECIDE: What are the realities facing our new leaders?

Dr. Michael Walden is William Neal Reynolds professor of agricultural and resource economics at N.C. State University.

The election is over and there were shake-ups in Washington and Raleigh. Election results reflected voter discontent, but what are the economic realities facing our new leaders?

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