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Proceeds from the Farm to Fork Picnic weekend benefit beginning farmer training programs.
Three special guests to highlight Farm to Fork Picnic Weekend

The ninth annual Farm to Fork Picnic weekend will not only be about great food but also great discussion, with an award-winning chef and two food policy experts with ties to the White House serving as special guests.



Grapes on conveyor at area farm
Ag and agbiz worth $84 billion in NC

Agriculture and agribusiness – food, fiber and forestry — make up an $84 billion-a-year industry in North Carolina, contributing one-sixth of the state’s income and employees, according to the latest figures from NC State University economist Mike Walden.



Dr. Michael Walden is William Neal Reynolds professor of agricultural and resource economics at NC State University.
You Decide: Is there occupational churning?

NC State University economist Mike Walden has been looking closely at jobs in North Carolina — what kinds they are and how they have been changing. Our job market is constantly churning, meaning there are always some existing jobs being cut while new jobs are being created. Are there any trends?



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Why do strawberries have their seeds on the outside?

Find out the surprising answer from Dr. Chris Gunter, an associate professor of horticultural science in NC State's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.



Dr. Michael Walden is William Neal Reynolds professor of agricultural and resource economics at NC State University.
You Decide: Will interest rates remain low?

Interest rates have changed dramatically over the course of economist Mike Walden's nearly 40-year career at NC State. In his latest "You Decide" column, he examines some of the reasons and considers whether low rates are likely to change anytime soon.