During her 46 years with the North Carolina Cooperative Extension, Melinda Houser founded an apple festival, a child abuse prevention coalition and a cross-county transportation system for seniors - and still could find time on a Christmas Eve to help save your failed lemon meringue pie.
Sometimes, looking back is a good way to know where we might be headed in the future. NC State University economist Mike Walden examines how the occupational makeup of the labor force has changed in the past century, and what that might mean for the century ahead. “[In the last 100 years, the workforce has […]
Among all the economic data coming from various media outlets, one has received increased attention in recent years. In fact, NC State University economist Mike Walden says it's the most discussed economic statistic of the past couple of years. It's called the labor force participation rate.
A lot of people want to know what they can do to help bees – and a new initiative at NC State University is aimed at helping to meet that demand.
Shannon Coleman, North Carolina Cooperative Extension’s 4-H agent in Cherokee County, was recently honored as a “Hometown Hero.”
Modern Farmer magazine calls her a ‘secret agent.’ But for the agricultural community in Franklin County, Martha Mobley’s work is no secret. She’s a go-to resource for expertise ranging from horses and forestry to livestock and local foods.