Dr. Michael Walden is William Neal Reynolds professor of agricultural and resource economics at N.C. State University.
You Decide: Can We Remake Ourselves?

When faced with economic calamity, how willing are we to think about changing what we do in order to stay employed? Mike Walden analyzes why the best laid contingency plans need not go awry.

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4-H’ers focus on civic engagement

For North Carolina’s state 4-H president Oshė Pittman, 4-H Citizenship North Carolina Focus has become an important stop on his journey toward becoming a judge. “I’ve always had a big voice, but this event has helped me further develop my leadership skills and helped me gain skills as a follower as well,” Pittman explained, “because it’s important to be a team player if you want to get things done.” And getting things done was what the three-day event was all about.

Dr. Walter Skroch (left) receives his award from Dr. Doug Worsham, CALS Professor Emeritus of Crop Science, who nominated Skroch for induction into the Western N.C. Agricultural Hall of Fame.
Walter A. Skroch Inducted into Western N.C. Agricultural Hall of Fame

As professor of Horticultural Science, Skroch developed management programs that have saved millions of tons of soil, reduced vegetation management costs, reduced pesticide use, increased wildlife habitat and increased species biodiversity throughout North Carolina and beyond.

Men in a farm field, with Extension agent using a hoe.
Funding supports digitization of transformative Extension documents

The North Carolina State University Libraries has been awarded a $98,997 grant to support the digitization project “Better Living in North Carolina: Bringing Science and Technology to the People,” a collaboration with North Carolina A&T State University’s F. D. Bluford Library.

You Decide: Why Are We Eating-Out More?

A milestone in our collective personal spending was set this year: For the first time, Americans spent more on eating-out than on eating-in. Mike Walden discusses the socio-economic changes that brought this about.