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Driving N.C. Agriculture in the Blacklands

By on August 11, 2021

With agriculture being our state’s number one industry, North Carolina is well-known for its beautiful acres of farm land and variety of crops. The blacklands, an area of the state often overlooked when discussing agriculture, is actually one of the

N.C. military veteran helps others follow him into farming

By on March 3, 2021

The first week of March is “National Invest in Veterans Week” – an initiative launched in 2017 “to empower the public to invest in the veteran population.” Veterans make up about ten percent of owners in American agriculture, forestry and

Rice – A golden nugget of our state’s history

By on September 18, 2020

Every Friday on social media, we post a Farm Feature Friday showcasing one of our dedicated North Carolina farmers. Tommy Wheeler, of Tidewater Grain Company, is one of those farmers. The #FarmFeatureFriday campaign will run through December 2021 on our

James Lamb named 2020 Sunbelt Farmer of the Year

By on July 23, 2020

James Lamb is a busy man. As an environmental specialist with Prestage Farms Inc., Lamb spends his weekdays conducting compliance inspections on company farms across North Carolina and into South Carolina, as well as helping out over 200 contract growers

News Roundup

News Roundup: Aug. 4-10

By on August 10, 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. “Best farmers’ markets in America,”  MSN: The State Farmers Market in Raleigh and the Piedmont

Rural safety is a focus of Red Cross app

By on April 18, 2016

A lot can go wrong on a farm. From scratches and bruises to heat exhaustion or even dismemberment, farming is one of the most dangerous professions out there. With this in mind, the American Red Cross has partnered with Monsanto to

News Roundup

News Roundup: July 18-24

By on July 24, 2015

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. Click on the links to go straight to the full story. “Tri-Hishtil facility takes shape

April: What’s happening on the farm?

By on April 2, 2014

Farms are places of year-round activity. There is almost always something going on, regardless of the season. Each month we highlight one of our research stations and the work taking place on the farm during that month as well as

Ag & Social Media: Getting the word out, whatever it takes #felfie

By on January 23, 2014

A new word recently jumped into our vocabulary, felfie. A felfie is a self-portrait taken on a farm. There were several articles on this new phenomenon (see links at the bottom of this post). But I think The Guardian summed

News Roundup: March 2-8

By on March 8, 2013

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. Click on the links to go straight to the full story. “Audio: Raleigh’s Largest Flavors