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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.

You Decide: Can gray become green in rural areas?

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

While the migration of retired households can be interesting as a social and demographic phenomenon, there also can be important economic implications: Attracting retired households can be a form of economic development.

N.C. State scientists create food ingredient to combat peanut allergies

Dr. Mary Ann Lila

A team of scientists from the Plants for Human Health Institute has developed a food ingredient from peanut flour and cranberry extracts, among other plants, that has the potential to lessen the life-threatening allergic reactions brought on by peanut consumption.

N.C. Cooperative Extension celebrates centennial birthday with bash, proclamation

Cooperative Extension, and North Carolina, have changed a lot over the years. But Extension’s educational mission has not. We focus on helping businesses, communities and individuals gain knowledge and skills that allow them to thrive.

North Carolina Cooperative Extension has been changing lives for 100 years, and it’s time to celebrate. Extension personnel from throughout the state will converge in Raleigh on May 19 and 20 for festivities that will kick off with a celebratory dinner and culminate with a proclamation by Gov. Pat McCrory. Media are invited to attend both events.

Ristaino, Hanley-Bowdoin lead Bellagio Center conference on dangerous plant pathogens

Conference participants gather in Bellagio, Italy. Ristaino is second from right, front row, and Hanley-Bowdoin is center in doorway, back row.

Participants at the international conference worked to develop a strategy to mitigate impacts of emerging plant diseases in sub-Saharan Africa.

You Decide: Do we live in the most interesting times?

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

It’s popular to say we live in a fast-paced, highly connected, ever-shifting world. But a strong case can be made for that world actually occurring 90 years ago.

Survey shows farmers skeptical of climate change

man walking in field

A recent survey in four states, led by NC State economist Roderick Rejesus, shows that farmers don’t readily accept the concept of climate change or the science behind it. They also have trouble believing crop yields would suffer due to climate change.

2014 Gala in the Garden is a special celebration of North Carolina

A '53 Chevy truck, filled with North Carolina products, was the centerpiece of the gala.

Forget the vernal equinox. For multitudes of gardening enthusiasts, the true first day of spring is the day of the annual Gala in the Garden at N.C. State University’s JC Raulston Arboretum. This year the theme of the May 4 gala was “Celebrating North Carolina,” so the emphasis was on the state’s finest food, botanicals, products and people.

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