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Winner, winner pork dinner

By on September 13, 2018

Winners were announced in pork cooking contests held during the 25th N.C. Mountain State Fair. The fair runs through Sept. 16 at the WNC Agricultural Center in Fletcher. The N.C. Pork Council sponsored Monday night’s contest that asked competitors to

Today's Topic

Today’s Topic: Agricultural fair season is under way. The Mountain State Fair is coming Sept. 7-16 in Fletcher.

By on August 21, 2018

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Late summer and early fall is the heart of the agricultural fair season in North Carolina. The Drexel Community Fair is the

Recipe: Winners from the N.C. Mountain State Fair

By on September 28, 2017

Earlier this month the N.C. Mountain State Fair was held in Fletcher, right outside of Asheville.  Just like at the N.C. State Fair in Raleigh, the western N.C. version features cooks competing for blue ribbons and bragging rights in special

Got To Be NC Recipes: Trout recipe from the Mountain State Fair

By on September 15, 2016

It’s that time of year again. Cooler nights, changing leaves and agricultural fair season. From August through October, North Carolina is home to more than 30 ag fairs. Each fair offers its own local flavor on exhibits, competitions and entertainment.

N.C. pecans can be used for more than pies this holiday season

By on November 26, 2015

We’re just weeks away from the start of the holiday baking season, and it seems like most holiday gatherings aren’t complete without enjoying some pecan pie. Pecans are very versatile cooking ingredients. Beyond pies, pecans are great for encrusting meats;

Two inducted into N.C. Mountain State Fair Livestock Hall of Fame

By on September 14, 2015

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler inducted two new members into the N.C. Mountain State Fair Livestock Hall of Fame on Friday during opening day of the 2015 fair. Betty Reeves and Dr. Beverly Hargus were recognized for their longtime support of

News Roundup

News Roundup: Sept. 5 – 11

By on September 11, 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. “NC Farmers Prepare For Bird Flu; ASAP Farm Tour Cancelled,” WLOS:  The Appalachian Sustainable Project

New members inducted into the NC Mountain State Fair Livestock Hall of Fame

By on September 8, 2014

The livestock shows are an integral part of the annual N.C. Mountain State Fair. From beef cattle and meat goats to swine and llamas, the livestock shows represent the diversity of livestock found in Western North Carolina. Started in 2011,

News Roundup: Aug 30 – Sept. 5

By on September 5, 2014

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. “Fish food: Aquaponics offers

News Roundup: Sept. 7-13

By on September 13, 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. “NC Mountain State Fair’s