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David Monks named research service interim director

picture of Dr. David Monks

Dr. David Monks has been named interim associate dean and director of the North Carolina Agricultural Research Service following the Sept. 1 retirement of Dr. W. David Smith.

YOU DECIDE: What’s the best approach to Medicare?

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

Medicare spending is off the charts and could soon become an unsustainable chunk of the federal budget. Mike Walden discusses competing plans for reigning in Medicare spending.

Cotton Field Day is Sept. 12

cotton field day

N.C. State University’s Cotton Field Day will take place Sept. 12 at the Upper Coastal Plain Research Station in Rocky Mount. The bi-annual event, co-sponsored by the N.C. Cotton Producers Association, will focus on latest research into cotton tillage, variety trials, disease and insect management and rotational considerations.

Initiative to support modernization of field research launched to honor Dr. David Smith

More than 200 friends and colleagues gathered at the University Club to congratulate Dr. David Smith (center) and thank him for his years as faculty member, Extension specialist and administrator in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

Smith, CALS associate dean and director of the N.C. Agricultural Research Service, retired September 1 after 31 years of service to the College and the university.

Charles Stuber receives Lifetime Achievement Award

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Dr. Charles Stuber, professor emeritus of genetics and director of the North Carolina State University Center for Plant Breeding and Applied Plant Genomics, has been awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by the National Association of Plant Breeders.

N.C. State’s ‘Pack ‘N Cool’ provides farmers with mobile refrigeration solution

Picture of Dr. Penelope Perkins-Veazie and the Pack 'N Cool trailer.

N.C. State University’s Plants for Human Health Institute (PHHI) has developed a new mobile cooling unit for farmers. The five-by-eight-feet refrigerated trailer – called the “Pack ‘N Cool” – is designed to keep fruits and vegetables at ideal temperatures during transport to and from farmers markets or as they’re harvested in farm fields.

YOU DECIDE: Can we agree on the economy?

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

In an election year, it seems there’s very little on which we can agree. But Mike Walden says there is substantial agreement among policy makers about what’s needed to make the economy function more smoothly.

CALS alumnus and wife create ROTC scholarship endowment

Maj. Gen. (USAF Ret.) Tim Peppe and Col. (USAF Ret.) R.J. Peppe

The Tim and R.J. Peppe Military Leadership Scholars Endowment will join the family of Gen. Hugh Shelton Leadership awards at N.C. State University.

VetCAMP 2012 expands to accommodate popular demand

At N.C. State's Equine Unit, VetCAMP participants learned about muscles by painting them on horses.

The annual summer camp designed for youngsters who are interested in becoming veterinary healthcare professionals drew more than 172 applications for 36 available spots, so the camp provided a second session.

The world of water

Picture of panel discussion. Pictured are Garry Grabow, Maeneed Klein, performance manager for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Utility District, Mike Hoover and Barbara Fair

A symposium sponsored by the North Carolina Green Industry Council and featuring presentations by four CALS faculty members looks at ‘The Future of Water in a Green World.’

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