Posts Tagged ‘Extension’

Industry advances sweet potato research and extension

Covington endowment signing

NC State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences’ research and extension work on sweet potatoes got a big boost April 15, as leaders in the sweet potato industry and associated endeavors gathered to celebrate reaching their $1.3 million goal for the Henry M. Covington Endowment.

Impacts of a lower mortgage interest rate

As interest rates have fallen in recent years thousands of homeowners have refinanced their home mortgages to lower rates. When does this make sense? And what impact does it have on household finance? NC State University economist Mike Walden answers.

You Decide: Why have some states recovered faster?

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

The economy has been improving during the last five years, but it hasn’t been improving at the same pace for all states. Mike Walden analyzes the reasons.

Why isn’t inflation higher?

The Federal Reserve created trillions of dollars of new money in an effort to fight the recession. For a long time, economists have said higher inflation can result when large amounts of new money is printed. But inflation today is still relatively low. Why? NC State University economist Mike Walden explains.

Investor errors

While investing is important, not everyone has training or background in investing. N.C. State University economist Mike Walden discusses some of the common errors made by rookie and veteran investors.

You Decide: Where’s Inflation?

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

Mike Walden analyzes the ups and downs of the “new ruffle” in the economy-bolstering process by which the Fed has kept inflation at bay.

Is the economy good or bad?

Surveys indicate people are almost equally divided on their views of the economy. About half are optimistic, and half are pessimistic. Is there a logical explanation? N.C. State University economist Mike Walden responds.

‘Almanac Gardener’ enters new season

Bill Lord, Karen Neill, Jeana Myers, Mike Gray

“Almanac Gardener,” a weekly horticulture program of UNC-TV and North Carolina Cooperative Extension, begins its 32nd season this Saturday (April 4).

Did the stimulus work?

Even five years past the recession, there’s still debate about the federal stimulus plan begun in 2009. Some say it was essential to preventing the recession from being worse than it was, while others say it was a waste of money. Is there any resolution to this debate? NC State University economist Mike Walden weighs in.

You Decide: Are there easy answers to key economic questions?

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

Mike Walden provides answers to the four economic questions asked most often by his audiences statewide.

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