Jen Kendrick

Jen Kendrick is a 20-year veteran of the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. She joined the department after graduating with a Mass Communications degree from Campbell University. She grew up in rural southeastern Virginia where she developed a great appreciation for all things pork, peanut and pine. She believes that nothing beats fresh corn on the cob and vine-ripened heirloom tomatoes. And all things deep fried at the N.C. State Fair. Follow Jen on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/jennix5

Backyard poultry breeders need to take precautions to prevent Salmonella

By on June 8, 2016

Backyard poultry breeders should take extra caution when working with poultry as North Carolina is part of a multi-state outbreak of human Salmonella infections linked to contact with live poultry in backyard flocks. The Centers for Disease Control has seen

Rural safety is a focus of Red Cross app

By on April 18, 2016

A lot can go wrong on a farm. From scratches and bruises to heat exhaustion or even dismemberment, farming is one of the most dangerous professions out there. With this in mind, the American Red Cross has partnered with Monsanto to

Small Farms Week: Pine Knot Farms

By on March 24, 2016

When Stanley Hughes celebrated his farm’s 100th anniversary in 2012, it was a milestone that only a small percentage of family farmers reach. Out of about 50,000 farms in the state, only about 1,800 of them are N.C. Century Farms.

Celebrating small farms

By on March 21, 2016

For 30 years, N.C. A & T State University has celebrated Small Farms Week. This year’s theme is “Our Pride, Our Future: North Carolina Small Farmers.” Small farms, are indeed, our pride. About 87 percent of the farms in North

Black History Month: Aaron W. Solomon Sr.

By on February 15, 2016

The North Carolina Agricultural Hall of Fame was created by the 1953 General Assembly to honor North Carolinians who have rendered distinguished service in the science and art of agriculture. The Hall of Fame room on the first floor of

News Roundup

News Roundup: Feb. 6-12

By on February 12, 2016

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. “Our View: If it’s tasty, the Army learns, good food wins converts,” Fayetteville Observer: Like

Black History Month: Robert Earle Jones Sr.

By on February 3, 2016

The North Carolina Agricultural Hall of Fame was created by the 1953 General Assembly to honor North Carolinians who have rendered distinguished service in the science and art of agriculture. The Hall of Fame room on the first floor of

A look back at 2015

By on December 31, 2015

This year marked several important milestones for departmental facilities and programs. Here’s a look at the department and some of the events and accomplishments that happened in 2015:   January Ag Commissioner Steve Troxler declared 2015 the Year of the

North Carolina puts the ‘merry’ in the holidays

By on December 16, 2015

If it weren’t for North Carolina farmers, Christmas and other winter holidays just wouldn’t be the same. The Tar Heel state plays an international role in holiday decorating with millions of real, fragrant Christmas trees, greenery and poinsettias coming from

We’ve got a lot to be thankful for this holiday season

By on November 23, 2015

We are truly blessed to live in North Carolina, and holiday meal planning is a good reminder why. We are blessed to have access to so much locally grown goodness throughout the year. We can truly serve an entirely North