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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.’