Taylor Parrish

Taylor Parrish is the Social Media Coordinator in the Public Affairs division of the Department. An alumni of N.C. State University and former Marketing and Sales Assistant with Scott Farms, a sixth-generation sweet potato farm out of Lucama, N.C., she is no stranger to the world of agriculture. Football and singing are two of her favorite things.

Apples, peaches and pears: A sweet family orchard

By on July 31, 2020

Every Friday on social media, we post a Farm Feature Friday showcasing one of our dedicated North Carolina farmers. Jeff Crotts, of Knob Creek Orchard, are two of those farmers. The #FarmFeatureFriday campaign will run for an entire year on

Mushrooms: A cool symbol of hope

By on July 24, 2020

Every Friday on social media, we post a Farm Feature Friday showcasing one of our dedicated North Carolina farmers. Laura and Ches Stewart, of Haw River Mushrooms, are two of those farmers. The #FarmFeatureFriday campaign will run for an entire

Kalawi Farms: A peachy family affair

By on July 17, 2020

Every Friday on social media, we post a Farm Feature Friday showcasing one of our dedicated North Carolina farmers. Jan and Art Williams, of Kalawi Farms, are two of those farmers. The #FarmFeatureFriday campaign will run for an entire year

Apples to blackberries – A shift in farm focus

By on July 3, 2020

Every Friday on social media, we post a Farm Feature Friday showcasing one of our dedicated North Carolina farmers. Brent Brown, of Double B. Farms, is one of those farmers. The #FarmFeatureFriday campaign will run for an entire year on

Marvelous melons: A Jackson family farming legacy

By on June 26, 2020

Every Friday on social media, we post a Farm Feature Friday showcasing one of our dedicated North Carolina farmers. Brent Jackson, of Jackson Farming Company, is one of those farmers. The #FarmFeatureFriday campaign will run for an entire year on

All American Bee Company is generating all the buzz

By on June 19, 2020

Every Friday on social media, we post a Farm Feature Friday showcasing one of our dedicated North Carolina farmers. Will Johnson, of All American Bee Company, is one of those farmers. The #FarmFeatureFriday campaign will run for an entire year

Faith: The key to growing blackberries

By on June 12, 2020

Growing up, Heather Webb of Faith Family Farms in Shelby, thought she wanted to be a nurse. “Farming was the furthest thing from my mind,” she said, “but it got in my blood and I absolutely love it!” Starting with

Leaping into lavender: Two farmers who dove head first into following their dream

By on June 5, 2020

Every Friday on social media, we post a Farm Feature Friday showcasing one of our dedicated North Carolina farmers. Robert and Karen Macdonald, of Lavender Oaks Farm, are two of those farmers. The #FarmFeatureFriday campaign will run for an entire

A sweet family tradition that stuck for over 75 years

By on May 29, 2020

Every Friday on social media, we post a Farm Feature Friday showcasing one of our dedicated North Carolina farmers. Audra and Rick Ellis, of Ellis Farms, is one of those farmers. The #FarmFeatureFriday campaign will run for an entire year

From white fields to Wrangler jeans: A journey of N.C. cotton

By on May 22, 2020

Every Friday on social media, we post a Farm Feature Friday showcasing one of our dedicated North Carolina farmers. Donny Lassiter, of Lassiter Family Farms, is one of those farmers. The #FarmFeatureFriday campaign will run for an entire year on