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YOU DECIDE: What’s the best way to count jobs?

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

N.C. State University economist Dr. Mike Walden explains the different surveys measuring employment rates.

Prestage family donates 200 turkeys as part of N.C. State fundraising challenge

Four of the 200 turkeys donated by the Prestage family to the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina as part of the N.C. State Recent Grad Holiday Turkey Challenge are ready to be unloaded.

The second annual “Recent Grad Holiday Turkey Challenge,” a fundraising campaign led by the North Carolina State University Annual Giving Program, brought in $28,056 for the university, as well as 200 turkeys for those in need.

N.C. Cooperative Extension Service makes progress with reorganization

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The North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service has wrapped up a series of 14 public listening sessions and is moving forward on schedule with its system-wide reorganization effort in 2014. Nearly 2,000 employees, volunteers, elected officials, agricultural producers and others participated in listening sessions in November and December. A new plan for Extension is expected by spring.

YOU DECIDE: Up, down or sideways — what direction for the economy in 2014?

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N.C. State University economist Mike Walden looks into his economic crystal ball to tell us what to expect in 2014.

CALS donors and retirees celebrated at December reception

William D. Toussaint Agricultural and Resource Economics Scholar Evan Chappell (right) of Candor sits with scholarship donor Eunice Toussaint at the Dec. 8 reception.

The Retiree and Donor Appreciation Event, celebrating the contributions of donors and retirees to the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, this year included an opportunity for the guests of honor to participate in a special Cooperative Extension Visioning Initiative.

YOU DECIDE: Should we revive apprenticeships?

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

N.C. State University economist Mike Walden discusses apprentice programs, which many experts think can play in important role in today’s labor market.

YOU DECIDE: What are the key debates over health insurance?

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

N.C. State University economist Mike Walden discusses the key issues related to the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare.

Two CALS leaders named to new positions

Two long-time College of Agriculture and Life Sciences administrators have been named to new positions. Dr. Marshall Stewart has been named special assistant to the dean and director of college strategy and leadership effective Jan. 1. Dr. Harry Daniels’s appointment as head of the newly created CALS Department of Applied Ecology was effective Nov. 1.

YOU DECIDE: Should you celebrate the Fed’s birthday?

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

Should we celebrate of condemn the Federal Reserve? N.C. State University economist Mike Walden discusses the often controversial federal agency.

North Carolina FFA gets grant to improve ag education programs

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The North Carolina Tobacco Trust Fund Commission has awarded $180,000 to the North Carolina FFA Foundation to improve high school agricultural education programs throughout the state.

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