Viewing: Field Notes

Making a name in N.C. Agriculture at Cottle Farms

By on October 16, 2021

The Farm Family of the Day program is a new addition to the N.C. State Fair. The program recognizes 11 farm families who work hard everyday to impact our state’s agriculture industry. Families either nominated themselves or were nominated by

Woman-owned Haynes Farm aims for the blue at the fair

By on October 15, 2021

The Farm Family of the Day program is a new addition to the N.C. State Fair. The program recognizes 11 farm families who work hard everyday to impact our state’s agriculture industry. Families either nominated themselves or were nominated by

Plant Industry to add two furry friends

By on October 14, 2021

Man’s best friend will soon have a brand-new job in North Carolina — hunting down invasive bugs. The North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Service’s Plant Industry division will soon welcome a pair of working dogs named Kita and

Gillis Family Farm celebrates nine generations through farming and agritourism

By on October 14, 2021

The Farm Family of the Day program is a new addition to the N.C. State Fair. The program recognizes 11 farm families who work hard everyday to impact our state’s agriculture industry. Families either nominated themselves or were nominated by

Expansion and Innovation at Griffin Farms Inc.

By on October 8, 2021

Every Friday on social media, we post a Farm Feature Friday showcasing one of our dedicated North Carolina farmers or agriculture industry workers. Archie Griffin with Griffin Farms Inc. is one of those industry leaders. The #FarmFeatureFriday campaign will run

Century Farm Spotlight: Warriors Ridge Farm’s lasting legacy

By on October 6, 2021

To say that Wade Reid was born into farming would be true. His 450-acre farm, named Warriors Ridge, has been in his family since at least 1717, although many of the official records from the farm that would have dated

Bringing the Community to Agriculture at Phillips Farm

By on October 1, 2021

Every Friday on social media, we post a Farm Feature Friday showcasing one of our dedicated North Carolina farmers or agriculture industry workers. Michael Phillips with Phillips Farms of Cary is one of those industry leaders. The #FarmFeatureFriday campaign will

It’s official: New Steve Troxler Agricultural Sciences Center is open after massive move-in

By on September 30, 2021

The move-in at the new Steve Troxler Agricultural Sciences Center is now complete. So, the settling in is well underway. All or part of four NCDA&CS divisions now call the 225,000-square-foot building home. It contains offices and labs for the

Fire Chief Gail Bledsoe finds purpose & peace in the forests of N.C.

By on September 29, 2021

“Growing up in Ashe county, I was surrounded by forests,” said Gail Bledsoe, Fire Chief with the N.C. Forest Service. “It was a place of peace for me and has always been like home.” As a child, Gail was surrounded

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