Posts Tagged ‘Extension’

You Decide: What will 2015’s economy look like?

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

Dr. Mike Walden highlights the key barometers of the economy and where he sees them headed in 2015.

Still the farmer’s best friend

Extension Agent Kevin Welch

Nowhere is NC State University’s reach into every corner of the state more evident than through the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service.

Christmas spending forecasts

It’s that time of year again. People are in the midst of their holiday shopping. For many businesses, this is a make-it-or-break-it time. North Carolina State University’s Dr. Mike Walden explains how economists think this holiday buying season will shape up.

ESP tours environmental farming center during annual meeting

Group at the farm

Cows, calves and hoop houses were among the attractions at the Center for Environmental Farming Systems, as North Carolina’s Chapter of Epsilon Sigma Phi toured the center last month. The tour was part of ESP Xi Chapter’s annual meeting, held over lunch at the extension center in nearby Johnston County.

Making a Difference: Food production

The world population is projected to reach 9.5 billion by 2050. Between now and then, we will need to produce more food than we have in the previous 10,000 years. College of Agriculture and Life Sciences faculty members are hard at work examining the critical questions and developing innovative solutions to the grand challenge of feeding the world.

Steward of the Future: David Tarpy

David Tarpy

“If it weren’t for honeybees and other pollinators, we wouldn’t have about a third of everything that we eat,” explains Dr. David Tarpy, a North Carolina State University entomologist. In this video, he explains his research on the genomics of honeybee queen development and their reproductive potential. It’s research with important implications for the future of food production.

Oil economics

Oil has been in the news recently, but in a good way: Oil prices have been dropping and taking gasoline and other fuel prices with them. This is dramatically different than even just a few years ago, when oil and gas prices were rising. What has happened to bring oil prices down? And will it continue? N.C. State University economist Mike Walden responds.

You Decide: Is North Carolina’s Job Market Back?

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

Analyzing job-market issues, Mike Walden discusses whether apprenticeships, skill certificates and fast-tracked degrees may be the waves of the future in education.

Competition and insurance premiums

Amid the public discussion of health insurance costs and the Affordable Care Act’s impact on these costs, N.C. State University economist Mike Walden considers the role of competition in containing costs.

Quantitative un-easing

The Federal Reserve took extraordinary steps to try to contain the negative effects of the recession. Does the Federal Reserve have to worry about how to move back from these steps now that the recession is past? N.C. State University economist Mike Walden responds.

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