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CALS Sustainability Office kicks off Pollinator Health Initiative with meet-and-greet event

live honeybee hive demonstrations at the Pollinator Health Initiative meet-and-greet

As part of National Pollinator Week, the CALS Office of Sustainability Programs hosted a meet-and-greet event for its new Pollinator Health Initiative on June 21 at E.S. King Village in Raleigh. The event – which was attended by residents of E.S. King Village, CALS faculty and staff, and industry partners – was designed to help raise awareness about pollinator health issues.

YOU DECIDE: Are interest rates headed higher?

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

Are interest rates headed up? Will they remain low? N.C. State University economist Mike Walden discusses the factors that influence interest rates.

State 4-H Congress comes to Raleigh for four days of fun

child holding turkey

State 4-H Congress will be in Raleigh June 22-26, attracting 521 youth and their adult leaders for activities including presentations on a variety of subjects, leadership and citizenship training, service opportunities, officer elections and more.

Lonnie Poole Golf Course receives Audubon International certification

Picture of Lonnie Poole Golf Course.

North Carolina State University’s Lonnie Poole Golf Course has passed strict sustainability standards and become a certified Audubon International Signature Golf Sanctuary and member of the organization’s Signature Program.

Pack Pullers take seventh place in International ¼-Scale Tractor Competition

the 2013 Pack Pullers team

The Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering’s Pack Pullers team finished 7th overall out of 29 colleges and universities competing in the International ¼-Scale Tractor Student Design Competition, sponsored by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers.

YOU DECIDE: How will technology shape our future?

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

How will tomorrow’s technology and gadgets impact our lives? Economist Mike Walden discusses a report that looks into the future.

Strawberry breeding program receives national grants

Strawberries in field

Dr. Jeremy Pattison, strawberry breeder and geneticist with the N.C. State University Plants for Human Health Institute at the N.C. Research Campus, is working on two grant-funded projects to support work in transferring the latest research to strawberry growers in North and South Carolina and Virginia to maximize yields and profitability.

Are you lookin’ over a four-leaf clover?

field of clover

Are four-leaf clovers becoming more common? N.C. State News Services’ Matt Shipman asks John Dole, head of the Horticultural Science Department in The Abstract today.

New leader for leadership institute

Picture of Ken Swartzel and Marshall Stewart

Dr. Marshall Stewart, special assistant to the dean and associate director of the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, has been named director of the Food Systems Leadership Institute, succeeding Dr. Ken Swartzel, who has directed the institute since it was founded and is retiring.

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