Photos from the Field

Research station welcomes visitors for popcorn tour

On a hot, humid, August morning recently, Amy Manzulich of Roxboro stood on the edge of a corn plot on the Oxford Research Station, watching her four children pull ears of corn from the stalks. Braving the heat was worth it as they each brought over ears and shucked them to see the kernels on […]

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Say you’ll be wine, Valentine

What better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than to head to your local winery for their specials and tastings? Grab your sweetheart and find your neighborhood winery for a night to “wine” down. If you’re looking for a night in, pour a glass of your favorite wine and we will tell you what Girl Scout […]

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The first animal of 2019

Welcome the first baby of 2019, a calf that was born in Waynesville, North Carolina. This new baby is a result of a breeding synchronization study as well as an offspring of Select Sires’ Young Sire Program. The herd of registered black angus is a part of the N.C. Beef System which are herds of […]

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Dec. 12: National Poinsettia Day

What is the holiday season without the beautiful and vibrant plant, the poinsettia? The festive flower is incredibly important to North Carolina as the state ranks second in poinsettia production and sales. “Poinsettia production in our state has a major impact on the state’s agribusiness and the country’s poinsettia supply,” said Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler. […]

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Recipe: Pecan Pie Muffins

Need a last-minute dessert to bring to your family Thanksgiving dinner? Celebrate Thanksgiving and the upcoming holidays with this quick and easy twist on Pecan Pie that all your friends and family are sure to love. Pecans are a staple in any southern household, but especially here in North Carolina. Our state produces 3 to […]

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Photos from the Field: It’s Strawberry Time!

May is prime time for fresh N.C. strawberries. To celebrate the season, the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and the N.C. Strawberry Association partnered to highlight local strawberries in grocery stores and commissaries statewide. The promotion included special signage and recipe cards in the produce sections of Lowes Foods, Ingles and Piggly Wiggly […]

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Photos from the Field: Vance County Farmers Market open house

The Vance County Regional Farmers Market is almost ready to house farmers, produce, baked goods, flowers and more. Thursday, the site was host to a ribbon cutting and luncheon for partners who were involved in planning and building it. Dewitt Hardee of the N.C. Agricultural Development and Farmland Preservation Trust Fund represented the department, as […]

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National Ag Day and Ag Awareness Week

Assistant Commissioner Joe Reardon was on the N.C. State University campus today to help celebrate Agriculture Awareness Week and National Ag Day. As part of the festivities, Joe was challenged to a milking contest by Dr. Richard Linton, dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. While both have strong agricultural ties, both admitted […]

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