state fairgrounds

Ag Forum to feature live tweets

  The fifth annual Ag Development Forum will be held Thursday, Feb. 4, at the State Fairgrounds. If you are unable to attend, you can follow the forum as it happens – including highlights from Commissioner Troxler’s State of Agriculture Address and two discussion panels. We will begin live tweeting the event through the department’s new […]

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News Roundup

Each week we’ll round up the latest N.C. agricultural headlines from newspapers across the state and country, as well as excerpts from the stories. Click on the links to go straight to each paper’s full story. “China buys 52 million pounds of tobacco,” Winston-Salem Journal: North Carolina tobacco growers have reached agreement with China on […]

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“A Whole Lotta Happy” at the N.C. State Fair

[FieldNotes]S9_QPnFRnH8[/FieldNotes] There are many reasons people from across North Carolina make an annual trip to the N.C. State Fair. Squealing, speed-racing pigs. Giant, blue-ribbon pumpkins. Old-fashioned ferris wheel rides. And, of course, deep-fried food on a stick. Beyond the bright lights of the Midway, however, the N.C. State Fair has focused on celebrating our state’s […]

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Today’s Topic: N.C. State Fair

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with the Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” The N.C. State Fair starts Thursday, Oct. 15, at 3 p.m. on the state fairgrounds in Raleigh. In addition to the Midway rides and deep-fried foods, the Fair is a celebration of North Carolina’s agricultural heritage. […]

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Picture This: 2009 Got to Be NC Festival

We had a great time this weekend at the ’09 Got to Be NC Festival at the State Fairgrounds. There really was a little bit of everything for everybody, whether you were looking for Harleys, antique tractors, N.C. barbeque, deep fried pizza, carnival rides, lawnmower racing, animals, bluegrass music or a variety of made-in-N.C. food […]

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