Heather Overton

A North Carolina native, Heather Overton started interning for the N.C. State Fair while finishing up her degree in Communications at N.C. State University. She then worked full time from 2000 to 2006 as a public information officer for the N.C. State Fair division. She returned to work for the agriculture department in July of 2013 in the Public Affairs division.

Recipe Roundup: Awesome Appetizers

By on February 23, 2017

WRAL reporter Brian Shrader and our own Lisa Prince feature seasonal recipes in their weekly Local Dish Cooking segment. This month, Brian and Lisa feature award-winning appetizers. Billy Narron from Middlesex won 1st place in the N.C. Pork Council’s cooking

News Roundup

News Roundup: Feb. 11-17

By on February 17, 2017

Each week we round up the latest N.C. agricultural headlines from news outlets across the state and country, as well as excerpts from the stories. “Warning bells issued for nematodes in Carolinas,” Southeast Farm Press: Both Clemson University and North Carolina

Tar Heel Kitchen: Fried Sweet Potatoes

By on February 16, 2017

Since 1926, the Agricultural Review has been a free newspaper published by the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. For many years, The Tar Heel Kitchen was a featured column written by the department’s marketing home economist. These recipes

News Roundup

News Roundup: Feb. 4 – 10

By on February 10, 2017

Each week we round up the latest N.C. agricultural headlines from news outlets across the state and country, as well as excerpts from the stories. “919 Beer: Sweet potato lager,” WRAL: (Video) February is Sweet Potato month and what better way

Tar Heel Kitchen: Brown Sugar Pound Cake

By on February 9, 2017

Since 1926, the Agricultural Review has been a free newspaper published by the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. For many years, The Tar Heel Kitchen was a featured column written by the department’s marketing home economist. These recipes

News Roundup

News Roundup: Jan. 28-Feb. 3

By on February 3, 2017

  Each week we round up the latest N.C. agricultural headlines from news outlets across the state and country, as well as excerpts from the stories. “Daily Ag Summary: Carolina Cotton Growers Coop Named Exporter of the Year,” Southern Farm Network:

Got to be NC: Krispy Kreme Bread Pudding

By on February 2, 2017

Krispy Kreme has been getting a lot of attention recently. Last week it was announced that North Carolinians prefer Krispy Kreme to Dunkin Doughnuts according to a recent public policy poll. Which means more of us agree on our favorite

What’s Happening on the Farm: Recovering from Hurricane Matthew at Cherry Research Farm

By on February 1, 2017

Farms are places of year-round activity. There is almost always something going on, regardless of the season. Periodically, we highlight one of our research stations and the work taking place on the farm during that month as well as give a

News Roundup

News Roundup: Jan. 21-27

By on January 27, 2017

Each week we round up the latest N.C. agricultural headlines from news outlets across the state and country, as well as excerpts from the stories. “Family cattle farm returns to natural approach,” The Robesonian: Eddie Moore calls to his herd

Recipe Roundup: Soups for cold weather

By on January 26, 2017

WRAL reporter Brian Shrader and our own Lisa Prince feature seasonal recipes in their weekly Local Dish Cooking segment. This month, Brian and Lisa feature favorite soup recipes. Windy and cold days can be common in January and February in