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Field Trip: Agritourism at Hill Ridge Farms

By on January 23, 2013

In our “Field Trip” feature, we take readers into the field to learn more about agriculture across the state. Recently, we visited an agritourism farm in Youngsville. This blog is a companion piece to a feature in the February issue

NCDA&CS agronomist Don Nicholson shows viewers step-by-step how to take a good soil sample

By on August 11, 2011

Our department’s Agronomic Lab processes more than 350,000 soil samples every year from farmers, weekend gardeners, homeowners and landscape professionals. Clearly, plenty of people are aware of this valuable service which can help you improve your yard, boost yields from your crops

Forestry research helps landowners best manage their own timber stands

By on January 5, 2011

In our “Field Trip” feature, we take readers into the field with a NCDA&CS employee to find out more about the varied types of work that go on in the department. One of the signature qualities of North Carolina is

Field Trip: Inspecting turkeys and hams

By on November 22, 2010

In our “Field Trip” feature, we take readers into the field with a NCDA&CS employee to find out more about the varied types of work that go on in the department. On any given day, Ronnie Abbott visits between three

Field Trip: Tagging along on a boarding kennel inspection

By on June 29, 2010

Earlier this spring, we had the opportunity to take a Field Trip to find out what an animal welfare inspector looks for when inspecting a boarding kennel. In the video, animal welfare inspector Joe Blomquist takes us on a tour

Field Trip: Sen. Bob Martin Eastern Ag Center gains 152 stalls with addition of new horse barn

By on March 31, 2010

Durward Taylor is a happy fellow. The Sen. Bob Martin Eastern Ag Center in Williamston, which he manages, recently opened a new horse barn unit that increases the center’s capacity. The new barn has 152 stalls, bringing total capacity to

Field Trip: Navigating nutritious, local food

By on December 9, 2009

Each month in our “Field Trip” feature, we take readers into the field with a NCDA&CS employee to find out more about the varied types of work that go on in the Department. Even though you may be bundling up

Field Trip: In search of the Venus Flytrap

By on July 17, 2009

Each month in our “Field Trip” feature, we take readers into the field with a NCDA&CS employee to find out more about the varied types of work that goes on in the Department. OK, so sometimes you get such a

Fieldtrip: Taxi cab meter inspections

By on May 28, 2009

Each month in our “Field Trip” feature, we take readers into the field with a NCDA&CS employee to find out more about the varied types of work that goes on in the Department. There are 113 cab companies in Raleigh

Field Trip: Delivering Food with Mike Crosby

By on April 13, 2009

Each month in our “Field Trip” feature, we take readers into the field with a NCDA&CS employee to find out more about the varied types of work that goes on in the Department. Mike Crosby has been driving a tractor-trailer