LATEST NC COOPERATIVE EXTENSION NEWS

Buddleia bush
NC State buddleia recognized by gardening group

A pink buddleia developed by Dr. Dennis Werner, JC Raulston Distinguished Professor of Horticultural Science at NC State University, received one of two 2015 Green Thumb Awards from the Direct Gardening Association.



Dr. Michael Walden is William Neal Reynolds professor of agricultural and resource economics at N.C. State University.
You Decide: Is North Carolina’s Job Market Back?

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



Vegetables at farmers market
N.C. Local Food Council meets in Triad this week

The Local Food Council of North Carolina is bringing together more than 100 local food council delegates from across the state Dec. 4-5 at at BioTech Place, 575 N Patterson Ave. in Winston-Salem. The event, Connecting for the Future: A Gathering of NC Food Councils, will attract delegates from more than 36 local groups and approximately 24 state organizations and agencies.



Dr. Sonny Ramaswamy spoke at a agbiotechnology summit before deliving a Cooperative Extension seminar at NC State University.
NIFA chief delivers wide-sweeping seminar on challenges facing 21st century agriculture

Calling a booming world population “the mother of all wicked problems,” National Institute of Food and Agriculture Director Sonny Ramaswamy called upon an NC State University audience to press forward in their attempts to deliver on the promise of biophysical and social sciences in ensuring food security for a population expected to reach 9 billion by 2050.



You Decide: What’s happening to the middle class?

Mike Walden discusses why saving, protecting and even expanding the middle class may be the issue of the century.