Posts Tagged ‘Extension’

You Decide: What industries will lead growth?

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

Many forward thinkers believe we are on the cusp of another transformation in the economy. Mike Walden considers the possible areas of future economic growth that could take North Carolina along for the ride.

Will North Carolina continue to urbanize?

Forty years ago North Carolina was the nation’s fourth most rural state, but today more than 60 percent of the state’s people live in urban areas. What happened? And, will it continue? N.C. State University economist Mike Walden explains.

Lee County corn maze honors Extension centennial

Corn maze from aerial view

Gross Farms in Lee County has joined N.C. Cooperative Extension’s centennial celebration this fall. Guests to their agritourism operation can make their way through a 15-acre corn maze cut in the shape of Extension’s centennial logo.

Cyclical or structural?

Many issues in today’s economy are blamed on the recession. This means solutions focus on actions that would speed the recovery from the recession. But, says N.C. State University economist Mike Walden, this focus might be misguided.

Why young people are moving to the city

For several decades, city populations have been growing much faster than populations in rural areas and small towns. Indeed, many worry about a brain drain of the best and brightest leaving rural regions for the bright lights of the city. What’s motivating this shift? NC State University economist Mike Walden answers.

You Decide: Should we go for it?

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

Should North Carolina offer incentives to attract a new auto-assembly factory and the benefits it could bring to the state? Mike Walden weighs the opposing viewpoints.

Imports and jobs

Over the last two decades, even before the recession, job growth has been slower in the United States than it was in earlier years. Some say that’s been the result of foreign imports. N.C. State University economist Mike Walden considers the evidence.

You Decide: Will North Carolina continue to urbanize?

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

North Carolina used to be a small-town and rural state. In fact, we were traditionally one of the most non-urban states in the country. Today, the majority of North Carolinians live in urban areas – or, as some call them, metropolitan areas.

The value of a brand

When many of us shop for products or services, we immediately think of brand names, such as Coke, Pepsi, Amazon and Hanes. How important are brands? And why do buyers use them? N.C. State University economist Mike Walden explains.

T. Carlton Blalock, former CES director and National 4-H Hall of Fame laureate, has died

Dr. T. Carlton Blalock

An N.C. State alumnus, Blalock served as director of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences’ Cooperative Extension Service and as North Carolina’s State 4-H Leader.

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