Viewing: Photos from the Field

Photos from the Field: Heavy-scale workshop

By on June 18, 2012

Most summer travelers pass by the state’s eight weigh stations without a second glance. But for long-haul truck drivers and other transportation vehicles, weigh stations are an important stop that ensures the safety of all travelers. Instrumental to that safety

Photos from the Field: NCDA&CS facilities win safety awards

By on June 4, 2012

On Friday, department employees were recognized for outstanding workplace safety by the N.C. Department of Labor and the Safety and Health Council of North Carolina at a safety award banquet held in Raleigh. Thirty area banquets are held across the

Photos from the Field: NCDA&CS hosts EPA officials

By on May 7, 2012

Jim Jones, acting assistant administrator of the Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention at the Environmental Protection Agency, visited with farmers, labor organizations, Cooperative Extension agents and department employees from the Structural Pest Control and Pesticides Division last week

Photos from the Field: N.C. Museum of Natural History

By on April 20, 2012

We have an extensive collection of photos taken over the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ history.  In our Photos from the Field posts, we’ll pull some of these snapshots out of our archives and take a look back

Photos from the Field: Witchweed Treatment

By on April 9, 2012

N.C. farmers have been battling witchweed for more than 50 years. The parasitic plant attaches directly to the root systems of its host and steals valuable nutrients and water. Soil fumigation treatments using methyl bromide, shown above, are one way

Photos from the Field: Tractor pull

By on May 2, 2011

There’s nothing quite like seeing the ingenuity it takes to modify a tractor for a tractor pull. Even if you’ve never seen a pull, you’ve probably heard the engines revving from the Rand Grandstand during the N.C. State Fair. Motorized

Photos from the Field: Ice cream on Halifax Mall

By on April 19, 2011

N.C. livestock producers spent today at the General Assembly talking to legislators about their concerns for the state’s livestock industry. To bring attention to this industry, people at the General Assembly were treated to pork biscuits for breakfast, provided by

Photos from the Field: Ground broken for new NCDA lab facility

By on April 4, 2011

The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services provides testing for everything from food and cosmetics to seed and fertilizer. Most of the tests are conducted at the department’s Constable Laboratory near the State Fairgrounds in Raleigh. The building, is

Photos from the Field: Nematode assay

By on March 14, 2011

Many farmers turn to the NCDA&CS Agronomic Services Division to find out what nutrients are absent from their soil. They use this information to know how to enrich the soil for greater crop yields. Often times, though, it’s not what’s

Photos from the Field: Fuel analysis truck

By on February 28, 2011

Tomorrow is the start of National Weights and Measures Week, which recognizes the sometimes unnoticed contribution of state and local weights and measures officials. In North Carolina, the NCDA&CS Standards Division is responsible for regulating weights and measures for businesses.