Commissioner Jim Graham

Photos from the Field: American Honey Princess

In 1980, the first commercial honey processor in the state began operation in Winston-Salem. Around 200 barrels were processed in the first year, opening an untapped market for local beekeepers’ honey. In the same year, Sheila Sasser, became the first and only American Honey Princess from North Carolina. Honey and honey bees may not seem […]

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Photos from the Field: Governor’s Mansion pig pickin’

We have an extensive collection of photos taken over the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ history.  In our Photos from the Field posts, we’ll pull some of these snapshots out of our archives and take a look back at pieces of North Carolina’s agricultural heritage. We’ll do our best to research the “who, […]

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