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Local students are winners in the N.C. Farm to School calendar contest

By on May 26, 2022

The artwork of 13 elementary school students will be featured in the 2022-2023 North Carolina Farm to School calendar. This is the 11th year for the calendar, which features daily agricultural facts and highlights the N.C. Farm to School program

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

Food Distribution director retiring after decades with NCDA&CS

By on April 28, 2021

After 36 years working in the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Gary Gay is retiring at the end of this week. He’s been the director of the Food Distribution Division since 1994. When he started with the department

N.C. Farm to School program brings strawberry season to students

By on April 26, 2021

This week NCDA&CS will deliver four tractor-trailer loads of North Carolina-grown strawberries to schools across the state. The deliveries happen thanks to the N.C. Farm to School program – a collaborative effort between the department’s Food Distribution and Marketing divisions.

NCDA&CS recognizes Food Distribution warehouses for relief efforts

By on June 11, 2019

NCDA&CS is recognizing the Food Distribution division’s Butner and Salisbury warehouse staff for their extraordinary work as a team in this busy season. This was a great year for the team but both warehouse staff have been working extremely hard

Looking back at 2017: our year-in-review

By on December 31, 2017

With over 2,000 employees in 20 divisions and a presence in all 100 counties, the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services touches the lives of North Carolinians every day. We have regulatory and service responsibilities that are wide-ranging, but

News Roundup

News Roundup: Dec. 9 – 15

By on December 15, 2017

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. “INCREASED FOCUS ON SENECAVIRUS A IN SWINE,” Southern Farm Network: (Audio)Animal health officials are conducting

News Roundup

News Roundup: Oct. 21 – 27

By on October 27, 2017

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. “150th State Fair is in the books,” North State Journal: The N.C. State Fair finished

Recipe: Walking Meal

By on March 23, 2017

Spring is here and schedules are getting busy. This means eating healthy and well-balanced meals often take a back seat to what’s easy and quick.  Good nutrition is all about food choices that promote health and prevent disease. In celebration

School nutrition staff turn produce into edible arrangements

By on June 24, 2016

School nutrition staff from across the state were encouraged to get creative and play with their food last week during the 2nd annual North Carolina Farm to School Produce Art Challenge. The competition was held as part of the School