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You Decide: What Are the Gains and Gaps in Our Economy?

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

Mike Walden attempts to make some predictions about the direction and pace of the North Carolina economy.

New director named for Lincoln County Cooperative Extension

Tom Dyson, new director of Cooperative Extension in Lincoln County

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.

You Decide: How Can Communities Revive?

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

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.

CALS announces new department heads

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.

NC State wins one of Obama’s “100,000 Strong” innovation grants

Representatives of parties involved in the NC State 100,000 Strong grant

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.

You Decide: Is Small the New Big?

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

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.

North Carolina 4-H Congress delegates come to Raleigh on Saturday

NC 4-H candlelight clover

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.

Research stations receive new equipment

Three men standing before tractors

Agricultural research in North Carolina got a boost this year from $2.5 million in state funds allocated to upgrade equipment at the state’s network of research stations. Recently, state and university officials gathered at Clayton’s Central Crops Research Station to demonstrate some of the new equipment that will help modernize agricultural experiments across the state.

You Decide: How are we doing?

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

Soon It will be five years since the bottom of the economic recession. Is the economy is better today than it was five years ago, and, if so, how much better? Mike Walden looks at some of the key economic measures, particularly for North Carolina.

CALS graduate students earn top honors at national scientific meeting

Animal science doctoral student Yihang Li was honored as a finalist in the graduate student paper competition at the ASN event in San Diego.

The students were among winners at the 2014 Experimental Biology meetings, in conjunction with the American Society for Nutrition’s 78th Scientific Sessions and Annual Meeting.

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