Research station teams ups to help flooded farmers in WNC

By on September 8, 2021

Less that 24 hours after remnants of Tropical Storm Fred flooded areas of western North Carolina, staff at the Mountain Research Station in Waynesville began mobilizing to help farmers who needed a hand to recover. The flooding rains came on

NCDA&CS offers organic certification cost-share assistance

By on September 7, 2021

The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is once again offering an organic cost-share program that reimburses growers for up to 50 percent of the cost for a farm to be USDA certified or recertified organic. The funds are

A child’s dream turns reality at Guernsey Girl Creamery

By on September 3, 2021

Every Friday on social media, we post a Farm Feature Friday showcasing one of our dedicated North Carolina farmers, including young farmers just starting out in the industry. Ashley McMurry with Guernsey Girl Creamery in Shelby is one of those

Research station welcomes visitors for popcorn tour

By on September 2, 2021

On a hot, humid, August morning recently, Amy Manzulich of Roxboro stood on the edge of a corn plot on the Oxford Research Station, watching her four children pull ears of corn from the stalks. Braving the heat was worth

A day in the EOC: My introduction to emergency response

By on September 1, 2021

The day starts off a bit earlier than usual, but not by enough to justify the complaining I want to do about it. It’s alright though, because to be honest I am excited. I’m heading to the State Emergency Operations

Today's Topic

Farm Family of the Day at NC State Fair

By on August 31, 2021

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Each day of the N.C. State Fair, the fair will recognize one farm family as its Farm Family of the Day presented

Pace Family Farms Seeks to Educate the Public on the Importance of N.C. Agriculture

By on August 27, 2021

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

Spring Water in His Veins, Red Wine in His Soul

By on August 26, 2021

The following is a guest blog by Caitlyn Randall. Caitlyn is a Communications Specialist with the NCDA&CS Marketing Section. In honor of National Red Wine Day, taking place on Aug. 28, Caitlyn, along with other marketing division staff, interviewed Preston

One award brings two honors in two ways for long-term Food Distribution leaders

By on August 25, 2021

This past spring, when Gary Gay retired as the director of the Food Distribution Division after 36 years with NCDA&CS, the division staff wanted to celebrate his retirement with a special gift. That gift also turned into a way to

Western N.C. sees damage from Tropical Storm Fred. Ag Emergency Hotline activated.

By on August 24, 2021

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic. Summary: Farms in several Western N.C. counties have been severely damaged from flooding from Tropical Storm Fred. Commissioner Troxler recently toured several