LATEST NC COOPERATIVE EXTENSION NEWS

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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.



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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.



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



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Farm to Fork events to span weekend, June 5-7

The annual Farm to Fork Picnic that pairs Triangle-area chefs and farmers will become a three-day weekend of events that will take place June 5-7. The first two events June 5-6 will feature James Beard winner and The New York Times best-selling author Paul Greenberg.



Liz on stage
Lentil Underground author gives CEFS lecture

Liz Carlisle’s book, Lentil Underground, is the tale of two undergrounds – the miracle of nitrogen fixation that takes place in the soil beneath the lentil crop and the radical action by a group of Montana farmers who rejected the notion of “bigger is better” agriculture.