LATEST NC COOPERATIVE EXTENSION NEWS

Covington endowment signing
Industry advances sweet potato research and extension

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.



Dr. Michael Walden is William Neal Reynolds professor of agricultural and resource economics at N.C. State University.
You Decide: Why have some states recovered faster?

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.



fish on coral reef
Fish type, body size can help predict nutrient recycling rates

NC State University associate professor Craig Layman and colleagues show that ecologists can better predict the rates of how chemical nutrients are transferred by fish if they know the various fish species living in an ecosystem, along with the body size of the fish.



men standing in dairy barn
Engineers seek to save dairy farmers time, money

A team of NC State engineers is poised to launch a proof-of-concept project that, they hope, will demonstrate how a wireless tracking system can improve the health and productivity of dairy cows.



You Decide: Where’s Inflation?

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.