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.

Building a career. Managing a legacy.

By on January 19, 2022

We Are Agriculture is a year-long series that will highlight the hard-work done by employees across the Department of Agriculture. Brenda Jackson, Complex Manager of the Steve Troxler Agricultural Sciences Center, is one of those employees. Stay tuned each Wednesday

Playing in the dirt: A career well-spent

By on January 12, 2022

We Are Agriculture is a year-long series that will highlight the hard-work done by employees across the Department of Agriculture. Don Nicholson, Regional Agronomist for Region 7, is one of those employees. Stay tuned each Wednesday here on the blog

A Lifetime of Agriculture

By on January 5, 2022

We Are Agriculture is a year-long series that will highlight the hard-work done by employees across the Department of Agriculture. Chief Deputy Commissioner, David Smith, is one of those employees. Stay tuned each Wednesday here on the blog or any

Making wine and growing a father-daughter bond at Overmountain Vineyards

By on December 31, 2021

Every Friday on social media for the last year and a half, we have posted a Farm Feature Friday showcasing one of our dedicated North Carolina farmers or agriculture industry workers. Sofia Lilly with Overmountain Vineyard is one of those

Hooked on a life of farming

By on December 24, 2021

Every Friday on social media, we post a Farm Feature Friday showcasing one of our dedicated North Carolina farmers or agriculture industry workers. Randy Gray with Circle G Farm is one of those industry leaders. The #FarmFeatureFriday campaign will run

Holiday leftovers become family traditions

By on December 23, 2021

Matt Rivers, Executive Chef at Timberlake’s Restaurant at the Chetola Resort in Blowing Rock, grew up in Kinston where he developed his love of cooking and culinary talents from his mother. He worked for a variety of chefs across the

Inspired to change the world one product at a time

By on December 17, 2021

Every Friday on social media, we post a Farm Feature Friday showcasing one of our dedicated North Carolina farmers or agriculture industry workers. David Duong with Oak Ridge Farms is one of those industry leaders. The #FarmFeatureFriday campaign will run

Serving Christmas spirit year-round at Sanderson Farms

By on December 10, 2021

Every Friday on social media, we post a Farm Feature Friday showcasing one of our dedicated North Carolina farmers or agriculture industry workers. Kari Sanderson Hobbs with Sanderson Farms – Wreaths & Garland is one of those industry leaders. The

The joy is in the journey of buying a local Christmas tree

By on December 3, 2021

Every Friday on social media, we post a Farm Feature Friday showcasing one of our dedicated North Carolina farmers or agriculture industry workers. Carrie McClain of Hart T-Tree Farms is one of those industry leaders. The #FarmFeatureFriday campaign will run

Impacting the community with locally grown products

By on November 26, 2021

Every Friday on social media, we post a Farm Feature Friday showcasing one of our dedicated North Carolina farmers or agriculture industry workers. Hannah Hayworth with HS Howell Farms is one of those industry leaders. The #FarmFeatureFriday campaign will run