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.

Marshall Grant to join the N.C. Agricultural Hall of Fame

By on December 23, 2020

Summary: Three men with broad agricultural backgrounds and wide impact have joined the N.C. Agricultural Hall of Fame. The 2020 class includes Fred N. Colvard, John Holman Cyrus and Marshall Grant – all unanimous selections. The reach of these men’s

John Holman Cyrus to join to NC Agricultural Hall of Fame

By on December 22, 2020

Summary: Three men with broad agricultural backgrounds and wide impact have joined the N.C. Agricultural Hall of Fame. The 2020 class includes Fred N. Colvard, John Holman Cyrus and Marshall Grant – all unanimous selections. The reach of these men’s

Quarantine Kitchen: A crowd-pleasing tomato casserole

By on December 21, 2020

This year has been full of unprecedented times and situations. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many families and individuals will be cooking at home this holiday season. That’s why we are bringing the dishes to you all month long in

Fred N. Colvard to join the N.C. Agricultural Hall of Fame

By on December 21, 2020

Summary: Three men with broad agricultural backgrounds and wide impact have joined the N.C. Agricultural Hall of Fame. The 2020 class includes Fred N. Colvard, John Holman Cyrus and Marshall Grant – all unanimous selections. The reach of these men’s

A family sweet potato recipe from a James Beard-nominated Asheville chef

By on December 11, 2020

When a James Beard nominee for Best Chefs in America from 2018 and 2019 endorses a sweet potato holiday recipe like the one below, you can’t help but want to try it. Chef Katie Button of Curate in Asheville prepares

Quarantine Kitchen: Chef Simone Saleh Lawson’s Fatoush celebrates colors of the season

By on December 6, 2020

This year has been full of unprecedented times and situations. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many families and individuals will be cooking at home this holiday season. That’s why we are bringing the dishes to you all month long in

Quarantine Kitchen: A NC-inspired crab recipe from Saltbox Seafood Joint

By on December 3, 2020

This year has been full of unprecedented times and situations. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many families and individuals will be cooking at home this holiday season. That’s why we are bringing the dishes to you all month long in

Fire ant quarantine area expands to part or all of 77 counties.

By on December 3, 2020

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” The quarantine area for red imported fire ants has expanded and now includes part or all of 77 counties. The quarantine now

The Gift of Spice: Charlotte-based Flavor Seed offers seasonings for every taste

By on November 30, 2020

For Adam Jenkins, the path to launching his Charlotte-based company Flavor Seed began with his Dad’s dream and family recipes that have been passed down for generations.  This dream has led to a company that provides 12 different seasonings that

Peak Season Soil Sampling Fee to Start Dec. 1

By on November 24, 2020

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Peak season testing fees are set to go into effect Dec. 1 at the Agronomic Services soil testing lab, marking the last