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Horticultural scientist explores tomato flavor

N.C. State University scientist Dilip Panthee and colleagues are studying the tomato's genetic diversity to help breeders develop grocery-store varieties that yield garden-fresh flavor.

Consumers value garden-fresh flavor when it comes to tomatoes, but such flavor isn’t always available on grocery store shelves year-round. Recently published research from N.C. State University scientist Dilip Panthee and colleagues aims to change that.

YOU DECIDE: Can growth solve our economic problems?

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

North Carolina is growing economically, but what if the state could grow faster? N.C. State University economist Mike Walden looks at North Carolina’s economic growth.

Michael Roberts, economics Extension associate, dies

Picture of Michael Roberts

Michael T. Roberts, N.C. Cooperative Extension associate in Agricultural and Resource Economics stationed at the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis, died Oct. 18 at Wake Forest Baptist Health Center. He was 61 years old.

Daubert accepted for Food Systems Leadership Institute

Picture of Dr. Christopher Daubert

Dr. Christopher Daubert, head of the Department of Food, Bioprocessing and Nutrition Sciences, has been accepted for the Fall 2013 Food Systems Leadership Institute, an executive leadership development program for academia, industry and government.

Come to the Fair!

Welcoming visitors to the CALS exhibit is Carlos Moses, Durham County 4-H agent.

A showcase of College of Agriculture and Life Sciences programs is on display at the 2013 North Carolina State Fair. Among other attractions, CALS is a prominent part of the fair’s Agriculture Today exhibit, with a focus on accessibility in agriculture.

N.C. Growing Together adds fellows

N.C. Growing Together offers the first local foods-focused business school supply chain fellowships.

2013-2014 CALS Distinguished Alumni, Outstanding Alumni honored

Dr. E. Carroll Joyner stands next to a display honoring his and Dr. Ram Badan Singh's selection as CALS Distinguished Alumni.

The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences has announced Dr. Edward Carroll Joyner and Dr. Ram Badan Singh as its 2013-2014 Distinguished Alumni.

YOU DECIDE: How does government size impact the economy?

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

How does the size of government affect the economy? N.C. State University economist Mike Walden discusses this controversial issue.

Program awards funding to expand agricultural businesses

The North Carolina Value-Added Cost Share (NCVACS) program and the N.C. Tobacco Trust Fund Commission (NCTTFC) this week announced the recipients of 2013 equipment cost share awards. Coordinated by N.C. Cooperative Extension, NCVACS awarded $311,938 to 20 agricultural operations across the state.

Chapman requests photos for citizen food safety project

Brats with thermometer

What can we learn about food safety, through the eyes of people fixing dinner at home, shopping at the farmers market or dining in a restaurant? That’s what Dr. Ben Chapman, assistant professor and food safety extension specialist at N.C. State University, set out to find out with a new citizen food safety project.

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