LATEST NC COOPERATIVE EXTENSION NEWS

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CEFS to hold 20-year anniversary events, Oct. 17-18

The Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS), one of the nation’s foremost centers for research, extension and education in sustainable agriculture and local food systems, is celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2014 with a SOILbration in Goldsboro on Oct. 17 and speakers and a reunion dinner in Raleigh Oct. 18.



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

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.



Dr. Michael Walden is William Neal Reynolds professor of agricultural and resource economics at N.C. State University.
You Decide: Will they still come?

The “people magnet” that North Carolina has become is largely responsible for its rapid population and economic expansion. But will this growth continue?



You Decide: What are the tradeoffs where we live?

Economics, often called the science of choice, wouldn’t exist unless we were confronted with choices about how to use our limited resources.



Dr. Michael Walden
You Decide: Is the economy inherently recession prone?

Mike Walden discusses the periodic ups and downs of the economy and asks if we have to live with this cycle -- or if there is a way to have a smoother economic road ahead.