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Sandhills Turfgrass Field Day is May 21

The Sandhills Research Station (SRS) Turfgrass Field Day will be held May 21 from 8-11:45 a.m. in Jackson Springs. The workshop is designed for turfgrass professionals, including golf course superintendents and landscapers, but the content can benefit anyone who manages a lawn or landscape. Register online.

Study shows blueberries reduce risk of Parkinson’s

Lila holds juice and blueberries.

A recent study has shown that consumption of blueberries, long considered a “super food,” may protect human brain performance and reduce the risk of contracting Parkinson’s disease. In the United States, it is estimated that one million people suffer from Parkinson’s, which is the 14th leading cause of death in the country, according to the National Parkinson Foundation.

You Decide: Competition or Regulation in the Cable Market?

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

There’s controversy in the cable industry, and it has to do with company size, market power and the level of competition. Recently, the largest cable consolidation ever was announced. Will the company be too big?

Partnerships between CALS and commodity groups celebrated at ‘essential check-in’ meeting

Dr. John Dole (left), head of the CALS Department of Horticultural Science, and Dr. Tom Monaco, CALS Commodity Relations director, get together with Jim Saylor, president of the N.C. Apple Growers Association, at the March 11 meeting.

Leaders representing 50 of the state’s commodity groups and agriculturally related organizations were in attendance March 11 at a meeting hosted by the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. One of the main objectives for the meeting was to strengthen relationships and identify collaborative ways to meet the needs of the state, nation and world.

You Decide: How important is innovation?

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

Innovations are important to our personal well-being for two reasons. First, they allow us to do things we could never do before, like traveling faster, beating disease and illness, and talking to someone across the country or around the world. But perhaps more fundamentally, innovations allow us to do more with less.

$3 million gift to CALS from alumni couple will seed rural student access initiative at N.C. State University

Dr. Joe and Deborah Gordon (seated, front) sign the agreement creating the Gordon Family Farm-to-Philanthropy Program, Endowment and Challenge. Joining them are (from left) De Teague of CALS Advancement, CALS Dean Richard Linton, N.C. State Chancellor Randy Woodson and Dr. Sam Pardue, director of CALS Academic Programs.

The gift from Dr. Joseph K. and Deborah Kapp Gordon of Raleigh to the university’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences will support a number of initiatives to better prepare rural North Carolinians for acceptance to – and then the rigors of – N.C. State.

You Decide: Is Inflation Measured Correctly?

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

Extension Economist Mike Walden discusses the process and pitfalls of trying to calculate the nation’s inflation rate.

Raulston Blooms & Birds: a garden festival for all ages

JC Raulston Arboretum entry

Featuring the JC Raulston Arboretum’s annual plant sale, bird house competition displays, gardening demonstrations, children’s activities, local arts and crafts vendors, gourmet food trucks and more, the Raulston Blooms & Birds Garden Festival will be held Sat., April 5, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the JC Raulston Arboretum (JRCA).

You Decide: Why is unemployment still so high?

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

Economist Mike Walden says there is good news and bad news about the North Carolina job market. More jobs have been created in recent years, but there are still thousands of North Carolinians who don’t have jobs and want to work.

Nominate faculty for Borlaug Award by March 7

Norman Borlaug

Award nominations are being accepted through March 7 for the Norman E. Borlaug Excellence in Service to Society and the Environment Award. This award, sponsored by the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the College of Natural Resources, is open to all tenure-track faculty of N.C. State University and is presented annually.

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