Christa Dutton

Century Farm Feature: Wakelon Angus Farms

Wakelon Angus Farms in Zebulon can trace its history back not just a century, but over two centuries. The farm, which is owned and operated by the Fowler family, can trace its history back to 1743, making the farm 278 years old. The story of Wakelon Farms is a story of family legacy. The farm’s […]

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Highlighting youth in agriculture: Laurel Gray, NC Farm Bureau R. Flake Shaw Scholarship Recipient

Laurel Gray is a recent North Iredell High School graduate who will be attending N.C. State University to study Agricultural Business Management. She is one of twelve students that received a R. Flake Shaw Scholarship from N.C. Farm Bureau. The R. Flake Shaw Scholarship awards students pursuing higher education in an agriculture-related discipline. To receive […]

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Celebrating National Intern Day

July 29th is National Intern Day! The Department of Agriculture has 10 interns this summer, all working in various divisions. And they’ve been up to way more than just fetching coffee. Check out the exciting projects a few of our interns have been working on and the skills each of them has been developing. Lilly […]

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Century Farm Feature: Ogburn Berries & Produce

Century Farm Feature: Ogburn Berries & Produce

Ogburn Berries & Produce is a family-owned strawberry and produce farm in Willow Spring in Johnston County. The farm is currently operated by 4th generation farmer, Sim Ogburn. The farm was bought in the early 1900s by Sim’s great-grandfather, Simeon Lloyd Ogburn, from whom Sim gets his name. The farm has remained within the family […]

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Century Farm Feature: Stony Knoll Vineyards

“Because it’s your soul.” That’s how owner of Stony Knoll Vineyards, Van Coe, responded when asked why being a Century Farm made he and his family proud. Stony Knoll Vineyards is in the foothills of the northeast Blue Ridge Mountains, nestled in between the Fisher and Yadkin Rivers, in the heart of North Carolina wine […]

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Century Old Farm Turned Wedding Venue

The Barn at Cranberry Creek is an incredibly stunning wedding venue located in Boonville in Yadkin County. It opened just four years ago in the spring of 2018 by three brothers, Darin, Dwayne and Neil Brown. The three brothers, however, are not the first generation of Browns to make use of this property. This land […]

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