Nancy Creamer, horticulture professor and director of the Center for Environmental Farming Systems, has been named to a 15-member board of directors for the newly created Foundation for Food and Agricultural Research (FFAR).
Friends of JC Raulston Arboretum assembled July13 to honor those who have consistently supported the work of N.C. State University’s nationally renowned teaching and research garden. Specifically, they came to dedicate the Bobby G. Wilder Visitor Center and the Legacy Brick Circle Entrance. Wilder, a longtime benefactor of the JCRA, was honored for his many hours of volunteer service, years of financial commitment and generous planned gifts.
The Ruby C. McSwain NAADA Outstanding Philanthropist Award was given to Bill and Marsha Prestage and the Prestage family. Dr. William K. Collins was named a 2014 recipient of the NAADA Volunteer Service Award.
Mike Walden attempts to make some predictions about the direction and pace of the North Carolina economy.
Thomas L. Dyson has been named to direct the North Carolina Cooperative Extension program in Lincoln County. Dyson’s appointment as Lincoln extension director was announced by Dr. Joe Zublena, director of the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service at North Carolina State University, and Tracy Jackson, Lincoln County manager.
North Carolina has communities that need reviving – both in cities and in rural areas. Are there any pointers New York City can give? Dr. Mike Walden offers some suggestions.
The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at N.C. State University has announced leadership changes in six of its departments, with the appointments of three new department heads and three interim department heads.
North Carolina State University is one of nine universities from throughout the U.S., Canada and Latin America to win a “100,000 Strong in the Americas” innovation grant in the amount of $25,000, given by the U.S. Department of State; Partners of the Americas; and NAFSA: Association of International Educators.
The advantages of bigness in companies may be changing, says Dr. Mike Walden. And the most significant game-changer helping small firms today may be technology.
State 4-H Congress will be in Raleigh June 21-24, attracting 541 youth and their adult leaders for activities including presentations on a variety of subjects, leadership and citizenship training, service opportunities, officer elections and more. At State 4-H Congress, youth will choose between traditional 4-H Congress activities and two learning tracks on citizenship and leadership.