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Celebrating National Farmers Market Week

By on August 3, 2021

Where can we find farmers markets and what makes them successful? While celebrating National Farmers Market Week this week, the first week of August, we sat down for a few moments with Kevin Hardison, agricultural marketing specialist with the N.C.

N.C. Pork Council’s Summer of Cue cooks up support for N.C. barbecue restaurants

By on September 14, 2020

This summer, social media followers of the N.C. Pork Council were given the opportunity to show their support for North Carolina barbecue restaurants and earn a free t-shirt by posting a photo of their plate on Instagram or Facebook with

Connecting Communities During COVID-19: The Visit NC Farms App

By on August 24, 2020

The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, however, has revealed the app’s true potential and continued success. Now, more than ever, consumers value local food purchases and supporting their local economies, creating a unique market for the Visit NC Farms app’s

Recipe: Swiss Chard Pickles

By on March 23, 2020

There’s a bit of a buzz about Swiss chard right now. Maybe it’s a small buzz, but just go with it. A couple of mentions and re-shares on social media are enough to proclaim Swiss chard is the new “it”

Upcoming swine floodplain buyout information sessions

By on October 24, 2018

Four information sessions are planned for producers interested in learning more about the latest round of swine floodplain buyout efforts. Below are the dates, times and locations of the upcoming sessions. The information sessions are free, please call to register

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

Ag & Social Media: Getting the word out, whatever it takes #felfie

By on January 23, 2014

A new word recently jumped into our vocabulary, felfie. A felfie is a self-portrait taken on a farm. There were several articles on this new phenomenon (see links at the bottom of this post). But I think The Guardian summed

NCDA&CS launches fuel station locator app

By on September 4, 2013

In the middle of a disaster, one of the first things that happens is the power goes out. When the power goes out, so do ATM machines, grocery stores and gas stations. While most people gas up their vehicles before

If you have a food-safety question, Ask Karen

By on July 5, 2012

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has a new way for consumers to get answers for their food-safety questions. Ask Karen, a new mobile website and app brings 24-hour customer service directly to your smartphone. Ask Karen allows you to search

The 2011 Ag Development Forum in 11 tweets

By on February 8, 2011

When asked to give advice to the FFA students attending the Ag Development Forum last Thursday, the panelists offered this, “Get an education.” They elaborated on the idea saying that today’s farmer needs an education in agriculture and horticulture, but