Posts Tagged ‘Extension’

The Google announcement

Google made big news recently when the tech giant announced it would bring super-high speed internet service to the Triangle and Charlotte regions. NC State University economist Mike Walden comments on the significance of that announcement.

You Decide: Should We Borrow for Roads and Buildings?

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

Mike Walden explains why borrowing makes sense, when it comes to durable spending for long-lived projects.

Who’s benefiting from the economic recovery?

There’s been a lot of optimism about the economy recently, with both production and jobs increasing at good rates. But how widespread is this economic improvement? NC State University economist Mike Walden answers.

Officials break ground for new 4-H camp building

Artists Rendition

An unconventional indoor groundbreaking ceremony Feb. 13 marked the start of construction for a camp auditorium and learning center that an NC State University official said would be the crowning jewel of Millstone 4-H Camp, in North Carolina’s Sandhills region.

The incredible growing dollar

Most people understandably considered the dramatic drop in oil and gas prices as the biggest economic stunner last year. But NC State University economist Mike Walden says another price change at least belongs in the same stunner category.

You Decide: Are We Ready for Retirement?

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

The gap between what is financially needed by retirees and what is financially available for retirees is widening, says Mike Walden. He explores possible options for maintaining pre-retirement standards of living.

Competition in online buying

The rate of shopping that takes place on computers and other electronic devices continues to grow at double-digit rates each year. One of the reasons people shop at particular brick-and-mortar stores is convenience to their home or place of work. Since this isn’t a factor for online shopping, how are shoppers to decide which sites to use? NC State University economist Mike Walden answers.

NC-VA Hops Conference brings together growers, brewers

Hops growing on bines

Hop growers and brewers in North Carolina and Virginia are invited to attend the first NC-VA Hops Conference and Beginning Hop Farmer Conference, March 13-14 at North Carolina Cooperative Extension’s Forsyth County Center, Winston-Salem.

Garden ready!

Betty Moseley

Looking forward to the 2015 gardening season? Check out the NC State University Department of Horticultural Science’s latest newsletter. It’s packed with Cooperative Extension stories on topics such as January garden chores, soil sampling, selecting vegetable varieties and producing tree fruit: http://horticulture.wordpress.ncsu.edu/2015/01/

You Decide: How will jobs change?

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

Mike Walden explains why structural job change may be the source of job gains and losses in the future — and reveals implications of further impact.

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