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Pine straw on the forest floor

ForestHer NC helping forest landowners tackle nontimber forest products and agritourism

By on May 10, 2021

According to data recently published by N.C. State Extension, the forest sector contributed $34.9 billion to the North Carolina economy in 2019 and held its place as the top employer among manufacturing sectors in the state. Growing by roughly $1

Spring activities are under way or planned at farms across the state. Events and activities include pick-your-own strawberries, farm dinners, workshops, country stores, farm tours, yoga with llamas or goats, wine tastings, and more.

By on March 30, 2021

The spring agritourism season is getting under way now with a variety of activities planned at farms across the state. There’s no shortage of fun-on-the farm activities – pick-your own flowers and strawberries, farm-fresh foods and country stores, yoga with

Grape picking and wine sipping; vineyards welcome fall guests

By on September 30, 2020

As we get into the fall season, North Carolina’s vineyards are an attractive option to get your agritourism fix. You can visit some vineyards to pick muscadine grapes or just buy the sweet native grapes already picked. The other big

Crossroads Corn Maze is a family’s dream come true

By on September 24, 2020

Pumpkins, corn mazes and crisp, cool weather are sure signs that fall has arrived. Since 2017, residents in the Rolesville/Knightdale area of Wake County have had a month-long way to celebrate fall’s arrival with the opening of Crossroads Corn Maze.

Fall in love with Darnell Farms: Pumpkin picking, hayrides and more!

By on September 23, 2020

From the crisp fall air and beautiful mountain views to the unique hayride experience and pick-your-own pumpkins, Darnell Farms in Bryson City is offering the perfect setting for all your favorite farm activities. Choosing the perfect pumpkin is often a

Today’s Topic: DHHS recently issued guidance for fall-related events, including agritourism operations. With the start of fall today, it’s a great time to get outdoors to enjoy allowable agritourism activities.

By on September 22, 2020

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” As the calendar officially shifts to fall, you’ll start to see more agritourism activities taking place. DHHS recently issued guidance for fall-related

Connecting Communities During COVID-19: The Visit NC Farms App

By on August 24, 2020

The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, however, has revealed the app’s true potential and continued success. Now, more than ever, consumers value local food purchases and supporting their local economies, creating a unique market for the Visit NC Farms app’s

Sampson County Century Farm prospers under the care of one woman

By on June 29, 2020

Since 1913, the Petersons have been operating their family farm in Sampson County. Carla Peterson and her husband, Chris, currently own the farm, but it was his grandfather who laid the foundation in the early 1900s. Mr. Peterson’s grandfather sold

News Roundup

News Roundup: Sept. 8 – 14

By on September 14, 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. “Moving chickens, harvesting tobacco, managing hog manure: N.C. farmers prepare for Florence,” Washington Post: Thick clouds and

News Roundup

News Roundup: Sept. 1 – 7

By on September 7, 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. “A de-vine time September is N.C. Wine and Grape Month,” McDowell News:  Wineries, grape growers, restaurateurs