The first animal of 2019

By on January 18, 2019

Welcome the first baby of 2019, a calf that was born in
Waynesville, North Carolina. This new baby is a result of a breeding
synchronization study as well as an offspring of Select Sires’ Young Sire Program.

The herd of registered black angus is a part of the N.C.
Beef System which are herds of genetically similar black angus beef cattle
located at various research stations across the state and are all managed as
one large herd. The beef research program consists of artificial breeding and synchronization
trials, weaning trials, feed trials and a North Carolina Beef Cattle
Improvement Program bull test.

North Carolina is home to 370,000 beef cattle farms, with
the most being in Randolph County. The newest calf of 2019 was born at the
Mountain Research Station of the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer

Recipe: Chicken and Waffle Bites

By on January 17, 2019

It’s hard to go wrong with a good chicken and waffles recipe, but especially this one. We recommend setting this idea aside for an appetizer for a game or any weekend brunch plans. North Carolina ranks 7th in the U.S.

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Today’s Topic: Insights from Commissioner Troxler’s recent tour of food manufacturing facilities in the state.

By on January 16, 2019

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Commissioner Troxler and other ag leaders recently toured some North Carolina food manufacturing facilities in the state. He’ll discuss his insights from

2019 Good Food Award Winners

By on January 16, 2019

Eight North Carolina food companies were honored this past weekend at a gala Awards Ceremony in San Francisco to honor the 220 Good Food Awards winners of 2019. In the 9th annual ceremony, the Good Food Awards celebrates American food

National Milk Day

By on January 11, 2019

For all the dairy cow lovers out there, we’re here to tell you about the day for you – National Milk Day! North Carolina is home to 45 dairy farms and ranks 28th in the nation for milk production with

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Today’s Topic: News rules in place regarding use of dicamba products. Statewide workshops scheduled through May.

By on January 10, 2019

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Training continues to be required to use dicamba products to avoid damaging other crops. New label revisions for Engenia, XtendiMax and Fexapan

Recipe: Mama’s Chili Sliders

By on January 10, 2019

It’s almost Super Bowl time which means all of the best appetizers and dishes of the year. What better meal to prepare for a night spent watching the football game of the year? These tasty chili sliders will be filling

Walnut twig beetle & thousand cankers disease stay confined to Haywood County

By on January 9, 2019

In 2012, thousand cankers disease was confirmed in North Carolina for the first time. The invasive disease, responsible for killing walnut trees in walnut groves in the western U.S. and as a new introduction to eastern Tennessee at the time,

Baked Apple French Toast

By on January 3, 2019

During the colder months, it’s always nice to have a homemade, warm breakfast recipe to turn to. Whether you make this a regular weekend breakfast for the family, or spoil your friends and house guests with this delicious and sweet

Longleaf Honor Roll recipients

By on January 3, 2019

The N.C. Longleaf Coalition recently honored Terry Sharpe, as well as Anne and Fletcher Wright as new members of the North Carolina Longleaf Honor Roll. The Honor Roll recognizes landowners who are working to improve their stands and balance all