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YOU DECIDE: Is an energy revolution under way?

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

While we still face challenges, we live in an exciting time when it comes to energy sources and availability. Mike Walden discusses.

Prestage family teams with NC State for holiday turkey challenge

Katie Prestage (in blue jacket) at the Food Bank with students and lecturer Lynn Worley-Davis (far right) of the Prestage Family Department of Poultry Science.

As part of a fundraising campaign through the North Carolina State University Annual Giving Program, the Prestage family – who recently made a $10 million gift to endow the Department of Poultry Science – donated 200 turkeys to the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina.

Small Fruits Consortium receives NIFA award

small fruits webpage

The Southern Region Small Fruits Consortium – a six-member group of land-grant universities including N.C. State – has received the 2012 Partnership Award for Multi-State Efforts from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute for Food and Agriculture. The award recognizes exemplary work impacting agriculture, environment, communities or people from a team at a land-grant university, cooperating institution or organization supported by the NIFA.

YOU DECIDE: Can we make sense of deficits, debts and all that?

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

The nation is focused on the fiscal cliff and efforts to tame the federal government’s financial affairs. Mike Walden explains the major elements of the conversation.

More than 380 attend meat conference

Karie Underly

More than 380 meat producers, butchers, Extension agents and chefs turned out Dec. 3-4 for NC Choices’ second Carolina Meat Conference held at the WinMock Dairy Barn and Event Center in Bermuda Run.

Morrill Act celebrated as part of N.C. State’s 125th anniversary

Arden and Woteki

As N.C. State University celebrates its 125th anniversary this year, all land-grants around the country are celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Morrill Act that led to the creation of land-grant institutions. Last month, N.C. State looked back at the Morrill Act and how it helped shape this institution.

CEFS report describes conservation practices for hog production

pig in pasture

The Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS) has released a new report entitled Conservation Practices in Outdoor Hog Production Systems: Findings and Recommendations from the Center for Environmental Farming Systems.

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