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Say you’ll be wine, Valentine

By on February 14, 2019

What better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than to head to your local winery for their specials and tastings? Grab your sweetheart and find your neighborhood winery for a night to “wine” down. If you’re looking for a night in,

The first animal of 2019

By on January 18, 2019

Welcome the first baby of 2019, a calf that was born in Waynesville, North Carolina. This new baby is a result of a breeding synchronization study as well as an offspring of Select Sires’ Young Sire Program. The herd of

Dec. 12: National Poinsettia Day

By on December 12, 2018

What is the holiday season without the beautiful and vibrant plant, the poinsettia? The festive flower is incredibly important to North Carolina as the state ranks second in poinsettia production and sales. “Poinsettia production in our state has a major

Recipe: Pecan Pie Muffins

By on November 15, 2018

Need a last-minute dessert to bring to your family Thanksgiving dinner? Celebrate Thanksgiving and the upcoming holidays with this quick and easy twist on Pecan Pie that all your friends and family are sure to love. Pecans are a staple

Senate Super Sippers best House All Stars in N.C. dairy chugging contest

By on June 17, 2015

  A big crowd formed to watch the 16th annual N.C. Dairy Chugging Contest held at the Legislative Building in Raleigh. The Senate Super Sippers, represented by Sen. Mike Woodard and interns from Sen. Andrew Brock and Sen. Ralph Hise’s

Photos from the Field: It’s Strawberry Time!

By on May 22, 2014

May is prime time for fresh N.C. strawberries. To celebrate the season, the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and the N.C. Strawberry Association partnered to highlight local strawberries in grocery stores and commissaries statewide. The promotion included special

Photos from the Field: Southern Plant Board’s annual meeting held in Raleigh

By on April 30, 2014

Today wraps up the 2014 annual meeting of the Southern Plant Board in Raleigh. U.S. Department of Agriculture Animal Plant Health Inspection Services officials and state plant regulators from 13 Southern states and Puerto Rico are here to discuss plant

Photos from the Field: Vance County Farmers Market open house

By on April 4, 2014

The Vance County Regional Farmers Market is almost ready to house farmers, produce, baked goods, flowers and more. Thursday, the site was host to a ribbon cutting and luncheon for partners who were involved in planning and building it. Dewitt

National Ag Day and Ag Awareness Week

By on March 25, 2014

Assistant Commissioner Joe Reardon was on the N.C. State University campus today to help celebrate Agriculture Awareness Week and National Ag Day. As part of the festivities, Joe was challenged to a milking contest by Dr. Richard Linton, dean of

Celebrating National FFA Week

By on February 18, 2014