The discovery of a spotted lanternfly infestation in North Carolina created quite a buzz last year, and the reaction by several department employees earned them the NCDA&CS Excellence in Team Accomplishment award. In total, Plant Industry division director Bill...
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Department team recognized for food supply improvements that will last decades
Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler recently recognized a team of employees that has had a huge impact on the state by helping to fix a food supply chokepoint. It’s a problem that became more obvious in the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic – the state’s meat processors couldn’t keep up with demand. When the pandemic disrupted […]
A snapshot of the state of forestry in North Carolina.
Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Our N.C. Forest Service creates a report each year outlining the status of forestry resources in the state. Around 61 percent or 18.7 million acres of the state’s land area is forested. Of that 2.9 million is […]
Dozens of department employees recognized for project to save trees that “get in people’s hearts.”
“The project was very complex and difficult.” That’s just part of the way Robert Trickel with the N.C. Forest Service described a project that prompted a recent award for 41 Forest Service employees. Their success in rising to the challenge earned them the NCDA&CS Excellence in Team Accomplishment Award. After the nomination and selection process, […]
NCDA&CS employees receive awards for actions in extraordinary circumstances
Recently the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services recognized two teams of employees for extraordinary service. The employees received “Excellence in Team Accomplishment” awards. A rescue from floodwaters One team was more specifically a pair. Matthew Massey and Jordan Johnson earned recognition for saving a driver from floodwaters. Their actions date back to the fall […]