Viewing: Field Notes

Ninety years of making cheese and making memories at English Farmstead Cheese

By on March 26, 2021

Every Friday on social media, we post a Farm Feature Friday showcasing one of our dedicated North Carolina farmers. Terry English with English Farmstead Cheese is one of those farmers. The #FarmFeatureFriday campaign will run through December 2021 on our

NCDA&CS aid after Bertie County tornado aims to prevent flooding

By on March 25, 2021

As Hurricane Isaias brushed the Carolina coast in early August, a tornado spun off in the outer bands, touching down in Bertie County in the middle of the night. At about 1:15 a.m. on August 4, the tornado started spinning

Women at Work

By on March 23, 2021

March is celebrated as National Women’s Month, a time to recognize the many accomplishments of women. There’s a common misconception that agriculture is a male-driven field. In North Carolina, there’s many trail-blazing women that are not only making their impact

New research station building reflects state’s investment in sweet potatoes

By on March 22, 2021

At first glance, the new building at the Horticultural Crops Research Station may not seem that remarkable. It’s a light beige metal building. 60 feet wide. 100 feet long. It’s distinguished by its reddish-maroon trim. Otherwise, it’s a near twin

Wine more at Dover Vineyards

By on March 19, 2021

Every Friday on social media, we post a Farm Feature Friday showcasing one of our dedicated North Carolina farmers. Elizabeth Dover of Dover Vineyards is one of those farmers. The #FarmFeatureFriday campaign will run through December 2021 on our Facebook,

Post-Florence improvements still in the works thanks to disaster recovery funds secured by NCDA&CS

By on March 17, 2021

Throughout North Carolina, there are dozens and dozens of disaster recovery projects still in the works in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence in 2018. Many of those are projects that have been made possible with support from the Soil and

Spotted Lanternfly could be dangerous for North Carolina; Here’s what you need to know

By on March 15, 2021

While North Carolina has its fair share of invasive species already within the state, experts at the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services are also on the lookout for pests just outside of our borders. The Spotted Lanternfly

Driving Innovation with Passion at Mother’s Finest Urban Family Farm

By on March 12, 2021

Every Friday on social media, we post a Farm Feature Friday showcasing one of our dedicated North Carolina farmers. Samantha Foxx of Mother’s Finest Urban Family Farm is one of those farmers. The #FarmFeatureFriday campaign will run through December 2021

Drawing from past and present, new Research Stations director leads into the future

By on March 10, 2021

It’s not uncommon for a woman who grew up helping on the farm to embrace the term “farm girl,” but what do you call a woman who grew up on one of North Carolina’s agriculture research stations where farming meets

For the Love of Farming Tobacco

By on March 5, 2021

Every Friday on social media, we post a Farm Feature Friday showcasing one of our dedicated North Carolina farmers. Conner Stonbach of Stonbach Farms is one of those farmers. The #FarmFeatureFriday campaign will run through December 2021 on our Facebook,