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2019 Good Food Award Winners

By on January 16, 2019

Eight North Carolina food companies were honored this past weekend at a gala Awards Ceremony in San Francisco to honor the 220 Good Food Awards winners of 2019. In the 9th annual ceremony, the Good Food Awards celebrates American food

Nemotology lab team sets records and receives Team Excellence award honors

By on November 28, 2018

You ask most people what a nematode is, and they wouldn’t be able to tell you. Here at the N.C. Department of Agriculture, we have an entire team dedicated to studying and identifying nematodes. A nematode is a worm such

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

Faces in the Field: George Revels

By on February 13, 2017

Author’s note: Sometimes life just gets in the way. Like for us when Hurricane Matthew hit just a few days before the N.C. State Fair last October. This blog post was written and just waiting to be posted when I got a

Thomas Revels and Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler

Heroic actions earn Thomas Revels recognition as 2015 NCDA&CS Employee of the Year

By on February 26, 2016

Thomas Revels’ quick action to save the driver of a burning car last September has earned him the NCDA&CS Employee of the Year award for 2015. Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler presented the award Feb. 22. The Employee of the Year is chosen from the

Grace Tung Thompson

Faces in the Field: Grace Tung Thompson, agricultural microbiologist supervisor

By on September 8, 2015

We have a diverse workforce here at the NCDA&CS that focuses on consumer protection, food safety, agricultural marketing, accuracy of weights and measures, plant conservation, livestock protection … and more. Through our Faces in the Field series, we provide a behind-the-scenes

Reardon honored by national organization

By on June 1, 2015

Assistant Commissioner Joe Reardon recently received the presidential award from the Association of Public Health Laboratories at the 2015 APHL Annual Meeting & Ninth Government Environmental Laboratory Conference in Indianapolis. The award is selected by the APHL president and given to individuals who

Amie Newsome

Faces in the Field: Amie Newsome

By on March 2, 2015

The Charlotte Regional Farmers Market has a new market manager. Amie Newsome, a former Johnston County extension agent, became the first female full-time manager of the market. She replaces Fred Cole, who retired in December. In recent years, Charlotte has

N.C. Forest Service’s Greg Cox receives 2014 Governor’s Award for Excellence

By on November 21, 2014

Greg Cox, mechanic supervisor with the N.C. Forest Service, was recently awarded a Governor’s Awards for Excellence in Efficiency and Innovation at a ceremony at the N.C. Museum of History. He was nominated for devising a program to save money

Faces in the Field: Annie Baggett, NCDA&CS Agritourism Marketing Specialist

By on June 16, 2014

Recently Annie Baggett joined the Marketing Division team as Agritourism Marketing Specialist. She replaces Martha Glass who retired. The Agritourism Office has been a part of the NCDA&CS Marketing Division since 2003. The goals of the office include assisting farms