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Emergency Programs stays prepared for winter storm season

By on January 21, 2022

North Carolinians are no stranger to winter storms, nor to the challenges they present. Icy roads, loss of power and falling trees are just a few of the dangers that these storms can bring. Those kinds of things can cause

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

We are Agriculture Series

By on January 13, 2022

Our year-long We are Agriculture social media campaign has launched, highlighting employees of the department and work we do to support and promote agriculture and protect consumers. Through this radio program, my Ag Review column and other media requests, I

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

Dewitt Hardee retires after 36 years of bringing people together

By on January 7, 2022

One look at Dewitt Hardee’s resume is enough to make your head spin. Hardee, who retired Dec. 31, has been a fixture at NCDA&CS for the entirety of his 36-year tenure. While many may know him by his most recent

Department loses employee with deep connection to research station

By on January 6, 2022

In mid-December, the N.C. Department of Agriculture lost an employee who not only meant a lot to the research station where he worked but to the community around the station. Dale Sheets had worked at the Upper Mountain Research Station

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

From the Ag Department: A pair of family recipes made with love

By on December 30, 2021

Lori Wright’s Deep Dish Sweet Potato Pie There are few things quite as tied up in happy memories as a family recipe. For Lori Wright, NCDA&CS Plant Conservation Program Assistant, her love of baking was instilled at an early age.

From the Lumbee kitchen: A soup for leftovers that won’t be a ‘gaumy mess’

By on December 29, 2021

Jamie Locklear grew up in the Saddletree community outside Lumberton in Robeson County. He’s a cultural preservationist of Lumbee foodways.* After the work and stress of putting together a full Christmas meal, his idea for what to do with Christmas

Supporting local at a seaside escape in Beaufort

By on December 27, 2021

A passion for all things local is what drives Chefs Kim Bell and Jonathan Haas and their menu choices at the Inn on Turner in Beaufort. This coastal getaway is appealing for visitors due to it’s short walk to the