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New fairgrounds police chief settling in just in time for GTBNC festival

By on May 19, 2022

The N.C. State Fair has a new police chief who’s just getting settled into the job in time for the Got to Be NC Festival. Anthony “Tony” Prignano started on April 25. Technically, his job title is Public Safety and

Today's Topic

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

Weather causing cancellations at some facilities across the state

By on January 29, 2010

The National Weather Service has almost the entire state under a Winter Storm Warning for Saturday, so what does that mean for facilities operated by the NCDA&CS? According to Ron Moore, who oversees the facilities run by the Marketing Division,

News Roundup

By on May 29, 2009

Each week we’ll round up the latest N.C. agricultural headlines from newspapers across the state and country, as well as excerpts from the stories. Click on the links to go straight to each paper’s full story. “NCDA&CS launches informational Web

Deep Fried @ the N.C. State Fair

By on May 13, 2009

In addition to our services for farmers, agribusinesses and consumers, the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services also operates the N.C. State Fair. Although the Fair doesn’t kick off until Oct. 15, planning is well under way. We announced the