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.

Today's Topic

Today’s Topic for Broadcast on July 17: A new species of tick has been found in North Carolina that poses a threat to humans and livestock.

By on July 17, 2018

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” A new species of tick has been found in North Carolina, raising the need for greater awareness of its presence and tick

News Roundup

News Roundup: July 7 – 13

By on July 13, 2018

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. “A Soybean Surge Makes Trump’s Trade War Look Deceptively Good,” WRAL: President Donald Trump’s trade

Recipe: Perfect Potato Salad

By on July 12, 2018

For six weeks a year, North Carolina could lay claim to being the potato capital of America. About 16,000 acres of potatoes are grown in Northeastern N.C. annually, producing about 3 million pounds of potatoes. These fresh, white table potatoes

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Today’s Topic: Update on the Timber Restoration Fund efforts to help woodland owners recover from the impacts of Hurricane Matthew and the wildfires in Western N.C.

By on July 10, 2018

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” The N.C. Forest Service has worked with woodland owners on 361 timber restoration projects statewide involving 16,378 acres. Commissioner Troxler is happy

News Roundup

News Roundup: June 30 – July 6

By on July 6, 2018

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. “A Jewish Dietician Walks onto a Pig Farm…”  Southern Farm Network: (Audio) Leia Flure is a

Incredibles-inspired egg recipes

By on July 5, 2018

    How do you like your eggs? If you’re Jack Jack from The Incredibles – deviled is a good fit. The American Egg Board recently partnered with Disney Pixar to promote recipes tying the “Incredible Edible Egg” to the

Today’s Topic: The N.C. Forest Service’s 2018 seedling sales are under way.

By on July 3, 2018

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” The N.C. Forest Service has begun its annual seedling sales, offering nearly 50 species of conifers and hardwoods to landowners. These seedlings

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News Roundup: June 23-29

By on June 29, 2018

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. “Group rallies in support of agriculture in NC,” WRAL: Hundreds of supporters for agriculture and

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Today’s Topic: Update on Commissioner Troxler’s recent meeting with FDA Commissioner Scott Gottleib in Washington D.C.

By on June 26, 2018

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Last week Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler met with FDA Commissioner Scott Gottleib to discuss a number of issues including the implementation of

News Roundup

News Roundup: June 16 – 22

By on June 22, 2018

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. “MO mayor blasts Farm Bill protest before legislature,” Mount Olive Tribune: The N.C. Farm Act