Emily Hughes

A North Carolina native, Emily Hughes earned a degree in Communications and in Spanish at Appalachian State University. She then worked full time from 2016 to 2018 as a Communications Specialist for a municipality outside of Charlotte while she earned a Master of Public Administration. She began working for the Agriculture Department in August of 2018 in the Public Affairs division.

Recipe: Nachos topped with Fried Eggs

By on May 23, 2019

It’s still National Egg Month! Add a little protein to your favorite snack with this recipe. This nacho dish only takes 30 minutes to whip together and serves as much as 10 people. The egg industry ranks seventh in North

Recipe: Dole Whip

By on May 16, 2019

Looking for a sweet treat to help keep you cool this season? We are sharing the perfect recipe that you can whip up quickly thanks to SoFabFood. Dole Whip is meant to be a fruity, creamy mix that can be

Pellets for Pullets project changes the energy production game

By on May 14, 2019

Since 2013, the North Carolina General Assembly has appropriated funds to support the development of energy production from North Carolina agricultural products through the N.C. Bioenergy Research Initiative. The initiative is managed by the N.C. Department of Agriculture & Consumer

Recipe: Garlic Shrimp

By on May 9, 2019

In honor of National Herb Week and National Shrimp Day, we are going to share an easy shrimp dish from the She Wears Many Hats blog. The good thing about this recipe is that it doesn’t require a ton of

Farmers should prepare for hurricane season

By on May 8, 2019

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler’s annual reminder for farmers to prepare for hurricane season is especially poignant this year, considering many are still recovering from Hurricane Florence. “So many of us are still suffering from the effects of Hurricane Florence. This

Recipe: Mint Chocolate Truffles

By on May 2, 2019

Happy National Chocolate Truffle Day! This week, we are going to share a yummy and easy recipe for you to make your own truffles at home. The chocolate-filled dessert that we’re sharing with you this week is from Live Well

Recipe: Buffalo Egg Salad Celery Sticks

By on April 25, 2019

Happy National Egg Salad Week! In honor of this week, we are going to share an egg-cellent and easy dish with you. The Incredible Egg is a good source for fact, recipes, nutritional facts and information on egg farmers. If

Recipe: Bunnies’ Tres Leches Mini Cakes

By on April 18, 2019

Looking for the perfect sweet treat for Easter? Need an easy dessert to make with the kids? We’re sharing a quick, yummy recipe from the N.C. Egg Association this holiday weekend! This tres leches recipe only takes a little over

Recipe: Inside-Out Grilled Cheese with Turkey, Apple & Bacon

By on April 11, 2019

Happy National Grilled Cheese Month! This week we are sharing a popular recipe from Kate Kelly, Life of a Ginger author and North Carolina blogger. Not only is it National Grilled Cheese Month, but Friday, April 12 is National Grilled

Recipe: Strawberry Mini Cakes

By on April 4, 2019

Since strawberry season has officially begun in North Carolina, we thought we would share another sweet treat with you. The N.C. Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services and N.C. Strawberry Association will celebrate with two Strawberry Day events in May.