Cassie Lilley

Cassie is a public information officer for the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. She is a lifelong resident of Wake County and a graduate of Meredith College and N.C. State University. Prior to this role, she worked as an assignment editor for ABC11 Eyewitness News in Durham, NC.

Redefining the kilogram: scientists to vote on more accurate way to measure mass

By on November 15, 2018

  The Weights and Measures Section of the Standards division of the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is tasked with inspecting consumer weighing and measuring devices for accuracy. They also check pre-packaged items to determine if the weight

Tips for carving your perfect Halloween pumpkin

By on October 24, 2018

Patrick O’Brien is a former chef who now travels the country as a professional fruit and vegetable carver. Known as the Fruit Carving Ninja, he produces displays for trade shows, special events, culinary competitions and more. We caught up with

Extensive collection of plows and farm equipment donated to NCDA&CS

By on October 21, 2018

The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has received a generous gift from the estate of John William “Bill” Turner: a large collection of antique plows and associated farm equipment. A portion of the collection has been on display

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Got To Be NC shines during Wide Open Bluegrass

By on September 26, 2018

This week, downtown Raleigh is teeming with toe-tapping, banjo-playing bluegrass enthusiasts. Wide Open Bluegrass, held Sept. 28 and 29, is the urban bluegrass music festival that closes out the International Bluegrass Music Association’s World of Bluegrass week. The festival features

NCDA&CS suggests avenues for donations

By on September 21, 2018

 Donations help to purchase supplies for delivery to areas most in need    As the effects of Hurricane Florence continue to create great needs across the state of North Carolina, the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has had

Union County couple named Conservation Farm Family of the Year

By on September 18, 2018

Scott and Lisa Baucom of Marshville were recently named the Outstanding Conservation Farm Family of 2018 by the N.C. Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts. The Baucoms take the initiative to implement sound, innovative, and cost-effective conservation techniques on