Taylor Parrish

Bring on the bacon this Thanksgiving

Bring on the bacon this Thanksgiving

Bacon is a crowd pleaser all year long, especially during Thanksgiving! If you have family coming into town, prep one meal in advance with these Maple Bacon Crumble Muffins. This delicious dish took home third place during the N.C. State Fair's Make-Ahead Breakfast...

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Feeding the Morning Crowd

Feeding the Morning Crowd

Thanksgiving is a week away and hosting can be overwhelming. With family members coming in and all the pressure to cook, not only the most anticipated meal of the year, but others throughout the duration of the week, the stress can pile on if you don't plan ahead....

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Eye-Catching Career with N.C. Agriculture

Eye-Catching Career with N.C. Agriculture

We Are Agriculture is a year-long series that will highlight the hard-work done by employees across the Department of Agriculture. Tommy Woodard, Manager of the NCDA&CS Print Shop, is one of those employees. Stay tuned each Wednesday here on the blog or any of our...

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A love of agriculture leads to a lifelong career

A love of agriculture leads to a lifelong career

We Are Agriculture is a year-long series that will highlight the hard-work done by employees across the Department of Agriculture. Sam Brake, Agricultural Program Specialist with our N.C. Bioenergy Research Initiative at the Oxford Tobacco Research Station, is one of...

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Keeping up the Grounds at the N.C. State Fair

Keeping up the Grounds at the N.C. State Fair

We Are Agriculture is a year-long series that will highlight the hard-work done by employees across the Department of Agriculture. Willie Teasley, Sergeant on the N.C. State Fairgrounds, is one of those employees. Stay tuned each Wednesday here on the blog or any of...

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Keeping it clean at the N.C. State Fair

Keeping it clean at the N.C. State Fair

We Are Agriculture is a year-long series that will highlight the hard-work done by employees across the Department of Agriculture. Francois Akakpo, Crew Leader at the N.C. State Fair, is one of those employees. Stay tuned each Wednesday here on the blog or any of our...

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Showcasing local pride at the N.C. State Fair

Showcasing local pride at the N.C. State Fair

Nearly fifty vendors will fill up Dorton Arena, also known as the Got To Be N.C. Pavilion, this year at the 2022 N.C. State Fair! As the most popular and well-known building on the grounds, Dorton Arena is the perfect place to showcase local pride, products and...

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Promoting Local Companies at the N.C. State Fair

Promoting Local Companies at the N.C. State Fair

We Are Agriculture is a year-long series that will highlight the hard-work done by employees across the Department of Agriculture. Mikaela Lee, Commercial Space Administrator for the N.C. State Fair, is one of those employees. Stay tuned each Wednesday here on the...

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NCDA&CS Keeping Farmers on the Roads

NCDA&CS Keeping Farmers on the Roads

We Are Agriculture is a year-long series that will highlight the hard-work done by employees across the Department of Agriculture. Mikaela Lee, Fuel Quality Inspector with our Standards Division, is one of those employees. Stay tuned each Wednesday here on the blog or...

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