Today’s Topic: Got to Be NC Agriculture Festival

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with the Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” This week, Rhonda and Commissioner Troxler discuss the upcoming Got to Be NC Festival at the State Fairgrounds in Raleigh. The festival aims to entertain festival-goers, as well as increase their awareness of North Carolina food […]

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Young farmer already thinking about the future

I love visiting farms, and I take every opportunity I can to get out of the office and meet with farmers. Last week, I spent a rainy afternoon with Lin Andrew at his Chestnut Hill Farm in Chatham County. Lin raises grassfed beef cattle on 170 acres. He also has laying chickens. At 39 or […]

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State FFA officers stop by

[FieldNotes]z6KOyw1jy5c[/FieldNotes] The N.C. FFA Association’s 2008-09 state officers stopped by downtown Raleigh Tuesday to meet with Commissioner Troxler, discuss agricultural issues and take a quick tour of the department. The group, all students at N.C. State along with state coordinator Jason Davis, had a wide variety of questions for the Commissioner ranging from biotechnology, the […]

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