NC Farm School teaches new and current farmers practical skills for planning economically sustainable farms, including a business plan tailored to their land. The program has graduated more than 270 participants since 2013 and plans to expand.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.