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.

Dr. Karen Beck-2018 NCDA&CS Employee of the Year

By on January 29, 2019

Dr. Karen Beck of Raleigh, an employee in the Emergency Programs Division, was recently selected as the NCDA&CS Employee of the Year for her exceptional performance and dedication to her work as a surveillance veterinarian. Karen was chosen from the

National Peanut Butter Day

By on January 24, 2019

It’s National Peanut Butter Day and we are going to give you some of our favorite peanut butter recipes for this scrumptious holiday. In honor of the national holiday, here are a few facts: North Carolina ranks 5th in the

Recipe: Slow Cooker Chicken & Leeks

By on January 24, 2019

It’s National Slow Cooker Month and the very end of football season so celebrate with this recipe. The chicken and leek combo is the best for a cold day and for any football get-together. North Carolina ranks 7th in the

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

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.

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

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

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

Recipe: Roast in the Crock Pot

By on December 27, 2018

As the holiday season is ending, easy dinners are a must. Even some of the best dinners can take little effort! Grab your crock pot and jot down this delicious, slow cooked meal for any dinner occasion. This preparation is