Summer Jacobs

A North Carolina native, Summer Jacobs is an intern for the department of Agriculture and Consumer Services/ N.C. State Fair. She is a rising senior at UNC-Charlotte. She is majoring in Health Communications with a minor in Children’s Literature. She is from Asheville and loves to go on adventures. She loves the mountains and the beach.

Agriculture internships help build interest in Ag careers

By on July 17, 2019

Summer break is a time when many college students decide whether to spend their summer at the beach or the mountains. While other students utilize this time for career-building internships. This is a great way for students to get experience

Shucks, Corn’s Great! Tips for selecting the perfect ear.

By on July 1, 2019

Summertime brings the promise of fresh sweet corn to farmers markets and grocery stores. A trip to the N.C. State Farmers Market in Raleigh will likely feature several pickup trucks filled with just-picked corn in many delicious varieties and whether

Super Sippers out chug All Stars

By on June 12, 2019

Today legislators faced off for the 19th Annual Legislative Milk Chugging Contest between the House and Senate Agriculture committees. Teams competed to see who could chug six half pints of milk in the shortest amount of time. Winners earned a

Honey, what’s all the buzz? Beginning beekeepers help our pollinators.

By on June 12, 2019

When most people hear a buzzing sound, they may begin to panic in fear of being stung. However, honeybees are not harmful. Bees pollinate plants and play an important role in providing us with one out of every three bites

Recipe: Strawberry Crisp

By on May 30, 2019

In honor of the last week of strawberry month, go support local farmers markets and grab some strawberries to make this sweet treat! Thanks to Belle of the Kitchen, we are sharing this fruity dessert with you this week. Ingredients

It’s that time of the year again, grilling season!

By on May 23, 2019

It’s that time of the year again, grilling season!When we think of summer break, we think about the warm weather, swimming in pools and lakes, hiking in the mountains, and of course the smell of a cookout. To kick off