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YOU DECIDE: Will robots replace people in work?

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

In the past, new technology has both destroyed and created jobs. What will the future hold? Mike Walden discusses.

Past CALS deans honored at expanded joint foundations spring event

CALS deans all: Wynne, Linton, Oblinger and Bateman stand before the new display at Patterson Hall.

“Bridging the past to the future” was the theme when the boards of foundations supporting N.C. State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences convened for a particularly special and historic joint meeting on April 10.

N.C. State University hosts international student group

Students visiting farm

More than 80 university students from the United States and abroad attended a summit at N.C. State University April 11-13 to learn about agriculture and tourism in North Carolina and to explore interests in international agriculture.

PHHI seeks broccoli with enhanced lutein

Allen Brown with broccoli

KANNAPOLIS – A new N.C. State University study under way at the Plants for Human Health Institute at the N.C. Research Campus is focused on enhancing levels of lutein in broccoli. Lutein, an antioxidant, is associated with lowering risks for cataracts and age-related macular degeneration and is also found in leafy greens such as kale and spinach.

N.C. State’s Earth Day celebration focuses on sustainable food

Earth Day flyer

Everyone eats and just about everyone could do it fresher and healthier – while also strengthening local economies. That’s the benefit of local food and the focus of North Carolina State University’s annual Earth Day celebration April 13-18.

Horticultural Science student team places 8th in national competition

The Department of Horticultural Science student team celebrates a successful competition at PLANET Student Career Days.

A student team from the Department of Horticultural Science placed eighth among 64 teams at PLANET Student Career Days, a national collegiate landscape competition held in March at Auburn University.

Biochemistry grad honored at West Virginia University

picture of Samantha Smith

Samantha Smith, a 2011 North Carolina State University graduate with a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry and chemistry, recently received the Patricia “Pat” Fedeles Award for Compassion in Physical Diagnosis given by the West Virginia University School of Medicine.

Brubaker honored for career and service to the state, university and FFA

N.C. Sen. Daniel Blue Jr. (left) and N.C. Speaker of the House Thom Tillis were among those paying tribute to former N.C. Speaker of the House Harold Brubaker (center).

The career impacts and legacy of former North Carolina Speaker of the House Harold Brubaker were celebrated March 27 at a special event that was also a fund-raiser in support of the North Carolina FFA Foundation.

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