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YOU DECIDE: Are consumers still calling the shots?

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

There’s a force in the economy that can’t be overlooked, and it may be responsible for the continuing dismal economic news. Mike Walden discusses.

20th annual CALS Tailgate takes place in September

CALS Tailgate

For the 20th year, N.C. State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences will celebrate its Tailgate tradition. The event is set for 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17 — before the N.C. State vs. South Alabama football game — at Dorton Arena on the N.C. State Fairgrounds in Raleigh.

Stewart father and son both elected FFA presidents

John Stewart and Marshall Stewart

On June 23, John Stewart of Knightdale was elected president of North Carolina’s FFA Organization – 30 years to the week that his father, Marshall Stewart, was elected state president of the same organization in 1981. They are believed to be the first father and son to serve as state FFA presidents for North Carolina.

North Carolina 4-H Development Fund receives $1 million gift for SECU 4-H Learning Center

The North Carolina 4-H Development Fund Board of Directors has announced its acceptance of a $1 million challenge grant from the members of the State Employees Credit Union (SECU) for a new 4-H learning center.

Faithful Families program promotes healthy lifestyles

Debbie Stephenson, Stephanie McDonald, Annie McIver and Sheilneil Feaster

The program is a partnership between Cooperative Extension and the N.C. Division of Public Health’s Physical Activity and Nutrition Branch.

Surry County’s Pilot Mountain Pride successfully markets local produce

Bryan Cave and Bill Imus

Pilot Mountain Pride helps local farmers to earn a living raising produce, while establishing the organization as a regional model for produce sales.

YOU DECIDE: Can we close the urban-rural gap?

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

North Carolina’s urban areas have generally outpaced rural areas in terms of gains in prosperity. Mike Walden discusses the reasons for the this disparity.

N.C. State gets $25 million grant to nullify norovirus

Lee-Ann Jaykus

North Carolina State University will use a $25 million grant to strengthen food safety by studying human noroviruses across the food supply chain in an effort to design effective control measures and reduce the number of virus-caused food-borne illnesses.

Childhood obesity is conference focus

Kannapolis Scholars

The Kannapolis Scholars, a program of N.C. State University, will host a one-day conference at the N.C. Research Campus to address the challenges of childhood obesity.

Eight counties receive volunteers through FoodCorps service program

North Carolina State University, N.C. 4-H and the Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS) will host six FoodCorps service members who will conduct nutrition education, build and tend school gardens, and expand farm to cafeteria sourcing of healthy food. FoodCorps members will serve in the following eight North Caroline counties: Brunswick, Gaston, Guilford, Moore, New Hanover, Wake, Warren and Wayne.

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