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: Pecan Pie Muffins

By on November 15, 2018

Need a last-minute dessert to bring to your family Thanksgiving dinner? Celebrate Thanksgiving and the upcoming holidays with this quick and easy twist on Pecan Pie that all your friends and family are sure to love. Pecans are a staple

Recipe: Pumpkin Drop Cookies

By on November 1, 2018

The fair might be over, but some of the recipes are a year-round must. For fall, we suggest pumpkin drop cookies as an easy and festive dessert. North Carolina ranks fourth nationally in pumpkin production and has about 3,000 to

Upcoming swine floodplain buyout information sessions

By on October 24, 2018

Four information sessions are planned for producers interested in learning more about the latest round of swine floodplain buyout efforts. Below are the dates, times and locations of the upcoming sessions. The information sessions are free, please call to register

Love Football? Thank Agriculture!

By on September 6, 2018

Tonight marks the first official night of football for the season! Not only does that mean more games, cooler weather and fun tailgates, but more support from the agriculture industry as well. The agriculture industry has its hands in football,