SASDA Update from Williamsburg

SASDA Update from Williamsburg

The Southern Association of State Departments of Agriculture met this week in Williamsburg, Va. SASDA is comprised of the Commissioners, Secretaries, and Directors of Agriculture from Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia, and the Virgin Islands.

Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis spoke with Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler on some of the issues front and center for agriculture at the meeting.  This issues include the economy and global trade. Learn more in the interview below.

 

State operated farmers markets have been serving North Carolina residents and farmers for 29-plus years. Recently, the Charlotte Regional Farmers Market celebrated its 40th year of service.

State operated farmers markets have been serving North Carolina residents and farmers for 29-plus years. Recently, the Charlotte Regional Farmers Market celebrated its 40th year of service.

Summary: The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services operates four regional farmers markets that offer residents and farmers a place to buy and sell local produce and food products. Each market has served communities for 29 or more years. The Charlotte...

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Now is a good time to keep watch for early-stage nests of an invasive hornet that has been found in Georgia and South Carolina. Although it has not been seen in North Carolina, it’s proximity in neighboring states makes it a species of concern.

Now is a good time to keep watch for early-stage nests of an invasive hornet that has been found in Georgia and South Carolina. Although it has not been seen in North Carolina, it’s proximity in neighboring states makes it a species of concern.

Summary: The yellow-legged hornet is an invasive species that has been found in Georgia and the southern part of South Carolina but has not been found in North Carolina. The NCDA&CS’ Plant Industry Division wants people to be on the lookout for the insects’...

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Young Farmer of the Day: Tate Mayo with Mayo Mills

Young Farmer of the Day: Tate Mayo with Mayo Mills

Each year at the Got to Be NC Festival, we recognize three young farmers between the ages of 18 and 40 through our Young Farmer of the Day Program, presented by AgCarolina Farm Credit and AgSouth Farm Credit. These young farmers work hard every single day to further...

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“We Do That!” – Dairy Research

“We Do That!” – Dairy Research

The fourth video in the “We Do That!” series focuses on the Research Stations Division and highlights the job of dairy unit manager Kira Wetmore. As with the other videos in the series, the goal is to showcase one of the many different types of jobs within the N.C....

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