The Got to Be NC Festival returns to the State Fairgrounds May 19-21 to showcase North Carolina agriculture and agribusiness with music, rides and plenty of food added to the mix. Admission and parking is free for this not-to-be-missed festival. Today's Topic with...
New tractor lending program brings benefits to research stations
Research Stations Division Director Teresa Lambert expects a new tractor lending program to be a nice boost for two of the state’s agricultural research locations. It already has her dreaming about expanding the program too as a way to help even more stations with their important work. The program involves John Deere lending $1.28 million […]
Get ready for the 2018 Got to Be NC Festival
With more than 100 tractors, North Carolina food and beverages, music, a carnival and kids activities, the Got to Be NC Festival promises to be a not-to-be-missed event at the N.C. State Fairgrounds in Raleigh, May 18-20. “The antique tractor and farm equipment displays, featuring a daily tractor parade, and the Homegrown Marketplace presented by […]
Today’s Topic: Exhibitors wanted for the Got to Be NC Festival
Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” The Got to Be NC Festival will be held May 18-20 at the State Fairgrounds in Raleigh. While we are still a couple of months away, we are looking for tractor exhibitors to be part of this […]
News Roundup: March 12-18
Each week we round up the latest N.C. agricultural headlines from news outlets across the state and country, as well as excerpts from the stories. “Police urge you to keep an eye out for farmers on the roads,” WNCT: The Jones County Sheriff is urging drivers to be more cautious with warmer weather approaching because more […]
News Roundup: Feb. 13-19
Each week we round up the latest N.C. agricultural headlines from news outlets across the state and country, as well as excerpts from the stories. “Local farms prep for below-freezing temps,” WNCT: A local farm is preparing for the below-freezing temperatures expected the next few nights. The owner of Brock’s Berries and Produce said she […]
Market Report: Pumpkins! Pumpkins! Pumpkins!
Fall is finally here, and that means the regional farmers markets in Asheville, Charlotte, Colfax and Raleigh are full of pumpkins. But, that’s not all. Read on to see what’s available at the market near you. WNC Farmers Market, Asheville – The apple season in the mountains is in full swing with many varieties available […]
News Roundup: April 11-17
Each week we round up the latest N.C. agricultural headlines from news outlets across the state and country, as well as excerpts from the stories. Click on the links to go straight to the full story. Crop will be later than normal,” Carteret County News-Times: Strawberry farmers in the county say they expect a good crop […]