Posts Tagged ‘Extension’

State Advisory Council honors Zublena

Dr. Joe Zublena

There were gifts signifying agriculture and North Carolina Cooperative Extension’s influence across the state: bottles of wine and honey, jams and jellies, pickles and candies, a beautifully handmade Cherokee basket and more, all given by members of Extension’s State Advisory Council (SAC) in recognition of retiring state Extension director Dr. Joe Zublena’s service and dedication.

You Decide: Are There Timeless Rules for Investing?

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

Economist Mike Walden presents six principles that he believes represent a logical approach to investing.

Eating out beats eating in

Americans recently reached a milestone in terms of how they eat. NC State University economist Mike Walden explains.

Tax rates

Most people have recently completed their income tax filing, so it’s a good time to review some tax concepts. At the top of the list is tax rate, which may sound simple. But is it? NC State University economist Mike Walden responds.

$2 million grant will allow 4-H to support more Hispanic youth

Youth holding trophy

National 4-H Council has received a three-year, $2 million grant from the New York Life Foundation to empower more Hispanic youth to succeed in high school, graduate on time and pursue a college education. The funds will support the successful Juntos 4-H program developed by N.C. Cooperative Extension.

For the dirt on soils, check out “Dig It!”

Boys at an interactive Dig It! display.

Soil: It’s much more than dirt. It’s a dynamic resource that supports nearly every form of life on Earth, and an exhibit at a Raleigh museum is aimed at raising the public’s awareness of its value and complexity. CALS scientists have been heavily involved.

You Decide: How Will the Job Market Change?

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

We will have to be agile with our future educational and training systems. Mike Walden explains why.

Goodbye to routine jobs

One of the biggest issues in the economy in recent years has been the relatively slow improvement in jobs. NC State University economist Mike Walden outlines some of the reasons for this.

Burke accepts position as interim director

Travis Burke

Dr. Travis Burke has been named as interim associate dean of NC State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and director of the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service beginning July 1.

Study finds guidance improves food safety practices at school, community gardens

Community produce garden

People managing and working in school and community gardens are often unfamiliar with food safety practices that reduce the risk of foodborne illness. Now researchers have developed guidelines that address how to limit risk in these gardens – and a pilot study shows that the guidelines make a difference.

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