Emily Sutton

Century Farm offers a sweet treat

By on December 2, 2020

In the 1840s, Evva Hanes’ great-grandfather purchased the land that would be home to his family for over 100 years. The land continued to be passed down through the years, becoming the property of Evva and her siblings in the

A Step Back in Time: Tarkil Branch Farm

By on October 30, 2020

Every Friday on social media, we post a Farm Feature Friday showcasing one of our dedicated North Carolina farmers. Benny Fountain, of Tarkil Branch Farm, is one of those farmers. The #FarmFeatureFriday campaign will run through December 2021 on our

Mitchell County Century Farm known for its molasses

By on October 21, 2020

In 1796, Hugh Harrell planted the roots of a family farm in Bakersville that would grow with love over the centuries. Harrell Hill Farms has produced a variety of products throughout time, but the family has always valued education and

Grapes galore at Cleveland County Century Farm

By on September 3, 2020

Located in Cleveland County, Baker Buffalo Creek Vineyard and Winery operates on farmland that has been in the Baker family for quite some time. Ann Edwards, an owner of the vineyard, said her grandfather first used the family’s farmland, growing

Small stands, large impact

By on August 3, 2020

National Farmers’ Market Week takes place Aug. 2-8, 2020.  Farmers’ markets across North Carolina offer communities access to fresh, nutritious food, while also stimulating local economies. National Farmers’ Market Week is a time to celebrate those who produce fresh foods

Surry County Century Farm attracts a crowd each summer

By on July 27, 2020

Since the late 1700s, the Key family has reaped the benefits of the same land in Surry county, whether that be through farming or other business ventures. Following the Revolutionary War, Martin Rice Key moved from Virginia to North Carolina,

Intern Spotlight: N.C. A&T Sophomore Milosh McAdoo

By on July 20, 2020

Like many other college students across the United States, Milosh McAdoo’s summer internship was unexpectantly altered to meet the needs of a pandemic-ridden nation. Originally from Efland, McAdoo is a rising sophomore at North Carolina A&T State University. As an

Sampson County Century Farm prospers under the care of one woman

By on June 29, 2020

Since 1913, the Petersons have been operating their family farm in Sampson County. Carla Peterson and her husband, Chris, currently own the farm, but it was his grandfather who laid the foundation in the early 1900s. Mr. Peterson’s grandfather sold

Virtually celebrating NC FFA members

By on June 15, 2020

Around this time each June, downtown Raleigh becomes a sea of corduroy blue as hopeful NC FFA members from across the state come together. This year, however, the streets of Raleigh will be much quieter. Because of COVID-19 restrictions, the

2020 Graduate Spotlight: Nallah Muhammad

By on June 4, 2020

During this unpredictable time, students like Nallah Muhammad have been reflecting on their educations, while looking forward to their futures. An Asheville native, Nallah Muhammad developed her passion for agriculture during her senior year of high school. Nallah and her