Dr. Michael Walden is William Neal Reynolds professor of agricultural and resource economics at N.C. State University.
You Decide: Should We Borrow for Roads and Buildings?

Mike Walden explains why borrowing makes sense, when it comes to durable spending for long-lived projects.

Visitors can get great ideas for their home gardens and landscapes at the Raulston Blooms! festival.
A Garden Festival for All Ages Returns to the JC Raulston Arboretum April 11

Residents from across the Triangle can celebrate the return of spring in a big way at the third annual Raulston Blooms!

Artists Rendition
Officials break ground for new 4-H camp building

An unconventional indoor groundbreaking ceremony Feb. 13 marked the start of construction for a camp auditorium and learning center that an NC State University official said would be the crowning jewel of Millstone 4-H Camp, in North Carolina's Sandhills region.

You Decide: Are We Ready for Retirement?

The gap between what is financially needed by retirees and what is financially available for retirees is widening, says Mike Walden. He explores possible options for maintaining pre-retirement standards of living.

Studio Portrait of Dr. Paul Dew
Retired Extension administrator, long-time agricultural advocate dies at 84

Dr. Paul Dew, retired North Carolina State University Cooperative Extension administrator and a leader in the state’s agricultural community for four decades, passed away Feb. 10. A memorial service is set for 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 14, in Raleigh. Dew worked for the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service for 32 years, serving at all levels, from agricultural agent to interim director.