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N.C. Forest Service helps those across the state and beyond

By on September 27, 2021

The N.C. Forest Service helps individuals across the state with many things throughout the year, including forest and wildfire management. Not only do they help people within our state, but many employees are also dispatched to other states affected by

Phil Wilson to retire after four decades

By on September 23, 2021

Thirty-seven years is a long time to do just about anything. For Phil Wilson, NCDA&CS Plant Industry Director, nearly four decades with the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services will come to a close later this year when

New tractor lending program brings benefits to research stations

By on September 21, 2021

Research Stations Division Director Teresa Lambert expects a new tractor lending program to be a nice boost for two of the state’s agricultural research locations. It already has her dreaming about expanding the program too as a way to help

Two couples inducted into N.C. Mountain State Fair Livestock Hall of Fame

By on September 15, 2021

FLETCHER – Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler inducted two couples into the N.C. Mountain State Fair Livestock Hall of Fame during the fair’s opening weekend. Troxler recognized Randy and Debbie Trantham of Candler and James and Wanda Dobbins of Rutherfordton for

Fostering the Next Generation of N.C. Agriculture Leaders

By on September 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. Ally Edwards, an Agriculture Science Teacher at North Johnston Middle School, is one of those industry leaders.

Five questions with State Veterinarian Dr. Mike Martin

By on September 9, 2021

On Aug. 1, 2021, Dr. Mike Martin stepped into his new role as State Veterinarian. Previously, he served as the Poultry Section Head for the NCDA&CS Veterinary Division. In that role he had oversight of all poultry program operations within

Research station teams ups to help flooded farmers in WNC

By on September 8, 2021

Less that 24 hours after remnants of Tropical Storm Fred flooded areas of western North Carolina, staff at the Mountain Research Station in Waynesville began mobilizing to help farmers who needed a hand to recover. The flooding rains came on

A child’s dream turns reality at Guernsey Girl Creamery

By on September 3, 2021

Every Friday on social media, we post a Farm Feature Friday showcasing one of our dedicated North Carolina farmers, including young farmers just starting out in the industry. Ashley McMurry with Guernsey Girl Creamery in Shelby is one of those

Research station welcomes visitors for popcorn tour

By on September 2, 2021

On a hot, humid, August morning recently, Amy Manzulich of Roxboro stood on the edge of a corn plot on the Oxford Research Station, watching her four children pull ears of corn from the stalks. Braving the heat was worth

A day in the EOC: My introduction to emergency response

By on September 1, 2021

The day starts off a bit earlier than usual, but not by enough to justify the complaining I want to do about it. It’s alright though, because to be honest I am excited. I’m heading to the State Emergency Operations