Ronald W. Simmons Jr. is the 2018 North Carolina Small Farmer of the Year

By on April 4, 2018

Last week, the Cooperative Extension Program at N.C. A&T State University celebrated its 32nd annual Small Farms Week. The event celebrates the contributions of small-scale producers in North Carolina who generate $250,000 or less annually in agricultural gross sales. This

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Today’s Topic: Exhibitors wanted for the Got to Be NC Festival

By on April 3, 2018

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” The Got to Be NC Festival will be held May 18-20 at the State Fairgrounds in Raleigh. While we are still a

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Plant pest specialists on the lookout for the pretty, but perilous spotted lanternfly

By on April 2, 2018

The adult spotted lanternfly is shown in this picture. The spotted lanternfly sounds like it might be a cute bug to have around, but it’s not. Plant pest specialists are asking for the public’s help in looking for this invasive

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News Roundup: March 24-29

By on March 30, 2018

Each week we round up the latest N.C. agricultural headlines from news outlets across the state and country, as well as excerpts from the stories. “NC’s rural-urban divide reveals ‘classic tale of two Carolinas’ at N&O forum,” News & Observer:

In the Kitchen with Brian and Lisa: “Eggs-cellent” egg recipes

By on March 29, 2018

WRAL reporter Brian Shrader and our own Lisa Prince feature seasonal recipes in their weekly Local Dish Cooking segment. This month’s recipes featuring eggs. North Carolina farmers produce more than three million eggs per year. The state ranks fourth nationally

Live Easter pets require long-term commitments

By on March 28, 2018

Baby chicks, ducks and rabbits sure are cute, but they come with responsibility, too. This weekend, consider the long-term commitment they require before buying them for Easter baskets. Last year, more than 500 rabbits and 300 chickens were turned over

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Today’s Topic for Broadcast on March 27: Ag Exports Seminar coming up

By on March 27, 2018

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” An upcoming Ag Export Seminar hosted by the N.C. Department of Agriculture May 24 and 25 offers an excellent opportunity for farmers

Spring-time activity sheet can double as placemats for the kids table at Easter

By on March 26, 2018

Help the Easter Bunny find his eggs and learn a little about North Carolina agriculture. This activity sheet is out just in time to serve as as a placemat for the kids’ table at Easter dinner, or as fun springtime activity

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News Roundup: March 17-23

By on March 23, 2018

Each week we round up the latest N.C. agricultural headlines from news outlets across the state and country, as well as excerpts from the stories. “NC State Researcher Awarded Grant to Improve Honeybee Health,” NC State CALS News: With a grant

Recipe: Bob’s Smokin’ Southern BBQ sauce smoked baby back ribs

By on March 22, 2018

A Got to Be NC barbecue sauce recently received a long-distance accolade.  The Smoking Joint, a BBQ competition team from Australia, was named Grand Champion in the Melbourne Kansas City Barbecue Society festival last month using Bob’s Smokin’ Southern BBQ