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YOU DECIDE: How would you grade the Fed?

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

The Federal Reserve has been front and center when in comes to both policies and debates related to the economy in recent years. But what exactly is the Federal Reserve, what does it do and what impacts can it have? Mike Walden discusses.

CALS Sustainability Programs Office launches site


The CALS Office of Sustainability Programs just launched a new website designed to promote faculty programs in sustainability, highlight faculty and student efforts in sustainability and serve as a visible point of contact for external stakeholders interested in the college’s sustainability programs.

$10 million gift names Poultry Science Department for Prestage family

Picture of Marsha and Bill Prestage, Chancellor Randy Woodson, Sam Pardue, Mike Williams and College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Dean Richard Linton.

North Carolina State University’s Poultry Science Department has been renamed for the Prestage Family. Chancellor Randy Woodson announced a 10 million gift that will name and endow the department in N.C. State’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

John Dole named Horticultural Science head

Picture of Dr. John Dole

Dr. John Dole, a horticulturalist whose work focuses on greenhouse and field-cut flowers, has been named head of the North Carolina State University Department of Horticultural Science. He has served as interim head of the department since 2011.

Workshop for women focuses on handling cattle

Picture of April Shaeffer talking with workshop participants.

North Carolina Cooperative Extension provides workshops for women on low-stress cattle handling techniques and other topics related to beef cattle.

Internship aids defense plant workers

picture of Michael Schulman and Mary Kathryn Fletcher

For people Mary Kathryn Fletcher’s age, the cold war is a somewhat abstract historical term, but Fletcher came face-to-face with an element of that period of American history during a summer internship.

Career Expo 2012 gives students a head start in job market connections

A representative (right) of BioResource International Inc. tells a CALS student about job opportunities with BRI.

“Make a Life–Make a Living–Make a Difference” was the theme as CALS Career Expo 2012 welcomed more than 1,000 students to its annual career fair Sept. 27 at N.C. State University.

JCRA celebrates special anniversary, new Lath House, leadership award

Touring the newly dedicated Lath House, Dr. Richard Linton (right), CALS dean, hears from JCRA donor Chuck Friedrich about the renovation of the facility.

New College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Dean Richard H. Linton joined the festivities Sept. 21 as more than 200 gardening enthusiasts and supporters of the JC Raulston Arboretum gathered for an evening of special arboretum celebrations.

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