Molly Smith

Molly is a rising senior at UNC-Chapel Hill and the new public affairs intern for the Department of Agriculture. She studies media & journalism with a reporting concentration and specializes in social media marketing for nonprofit organizations.

News Roundup: July 28 – August 3

By on August 3, 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. “RECALL UPDATE: Kellogg’s recalled Honey Smacks still found on NC shelves with 4 NC salmonella

Recipe: Tomato Casserole from the NCDA&CS Chief of Staff

By on August 2, 2018

Now that tomato season is underway and they’re popping up in your local farmers market, it’s time to get creative with summer recipes. While the classic tomato sandwich never gets old, Zane Hedgecock, the N.C. Department of Agriculture chief of

National Ice Cream Month: Farm-to-Table Becomes Cow-to-Cone at Maple View

By on July 16, 2018

Maple View Ice Cream takes pride in what employees call the “cow-to-cone” experience – enjoying your favorite frozen treat in a rocking chair while overlooking a field filled with cows the milk came from. It doesn’t get much more local

Ice cream, lemonade and berries galore at the State Farmers Market Blueberry Day

By on June 21, 2018

In North Carolina, summer isn’t defined by blue skies, sunny days and barbecue – we have that all year long. Instead, we know it’s summer when blueberry season rolls around. Fittingly, Blueberry Day at the State Farmers Market in Raleigh

Celebrate Pollinator Week with the latest buzz from a local startup

By on June 19, 2018

If you want to save the bees, you may have to start by thinking like one. That’s the key to sustainable success for 25-year-old Leigh-Kathryn Bonner, founder and CEO of the 2014 Durham startup, Bee Downtown. Bonner claims her passion