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Safrit receives Meritorious Service Award

The National Association of Extension 4-H Agents (NAE4-HA) has honored Dr. R. Dale Safrit of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, N.C. State University.

Atchley awarded the Order of the Long Leaf Pine

Rep. Maggie Jeffus presents the Order of the Long Leaf Pine to Dr. William Atchley.

One of the the most prestigious awards granted by the governor of North Carolina, the order is presented to individuals who have a proven record of extraordinary service to the state.

New info sheet explains easy-to-overlook tax deduction

For the 2010 tax year, some individuals — including self-employed farmers — are able to deduct health insurance premiums from net income subject to the self-employment tax. To answer questions that are cropping up about the deduction, the national Rural Tax Education project has issued an online fact sheet (PDF).

Sullivan, Threadgill are AAAS Fellows

Two faculty members in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at N.C. State University have been elected Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

YOU DECIDE: Why aren’t the jobs coming back?

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

The economy is improving, but unemployment is still high. What’s going on? Mike Walden discusses.

Stewart accepted for the A-P-L-U national Food Systems Leadership Institute

Marshall Stewart

The FSLI enhances personal and professional development by emphasizing leadership competencies, skills for organizational change and a broad, interdisciplinary perspective of food systems.

USDA Deputy Secretary praises 10% Campaign

Kathleen Merrigan

U.S. Department of Agriculture Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan told audiences at N.C. State and N.C. A&T State universities during a Feb. 9 visit that she came to North Carolina because the Center for Environmental Farming Systems’ commitment to promoting local food economies.

Ag-Bash benefits RAFI-USA

Picture of check presentation

Alpha Gamma Rho, the agriculture fraternity at N.C. State University, raised $500 for the Rural Advancement Foundation International-USA (RAFI-USA) with its first Ag-Bash.

NC Choices to host first Carolina Meat Conference, March 25-27

In response to the rising demand for locally-raised meats, NC Choices will host a unique statewide conference March 25-27 in Concord. The event is designed to bring together farmers, butchers, chefs, buyers and local meat enthusiasts.

YOU DECIDE: Are we losing our world economic clout?

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

Mike Walden says North Carolinians are concerned about who owns our national debt and the status of the dollar. But should they be?

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