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Today’s Topic: Five NC restaurants named winners of ‘Dig Into Local’ contest

By on September 27, 2016

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Five North Carolina restaurants were recognized recently for featuring locally grown, raised, caught and made products during the second annual “Dig Into

Today’s Topic: Cost-share assistance available to organic producers

By on September 30, 2014

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” The NCDA&CS is offering organic growers the opportunity to apply for partial reimbursement of the cost of becoming certified or recertified. Organic

Got to Be NC is taking to the airwaves

By on July 10, 2014

A new commercial will start airing across the state today featuring North Carolina agricultural products. The commercial was produced by the NCDA&CS Marketing Division and timed to air during Got to Be NC Month. The commercial features the division’s newest

2013 Flavors of Carolina moves Cottage Lane to “Main Street”

By on March 13, 2013

[FieldNotes]lYJeMgTTDG0[/FieldNotes] Some people uncork a fine bottle of wine to celebrate a special occasion. Samantha Swan prefers to crack open a 20-year-old jar of her grandfather’s pepper relish. The coveted relish was made using cayenne peppers grown in the front

Cathy Ma receives Governor’s Award for Excellence

By on November 28, 2012

Cathy Ma, an international trade specialist with the department, received the Governor’s Award for Excellence for Outstanding State Government Service Tuesday during a ceremony at the N.C. Museum of History. Through the International Trade Office, Ma works with processed food,

Troxler recognizes two NCDA&CS employees of the month

By on October 1, 2012

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler recognized Dianne Farrer and Ron Stamey as employees of the month for their contributions to the department. The two were presented a plaque for their accomplishments during a ceremony held last week in Raleigh. Regional agronomist

Today’s Topic: NCDA&CS grants will help farmers markets with advertising costs

By on February 28, 2012

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” This week, Commissioner Troxler and Rhonda talk about a project aimed at helping farmers markets in North Carolina with their advertising costs.

News Roundup: Feb. 4-10

By on February 10, 2012

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. “Workshop to explore ways

NCDA&CS marketing specialist Heather Barnes wins national Young Farmers & Ranchers Discussion Meet

By on January 25, 2012

As you might expect, the department is full of employees who have a strong passion for agriculture. NCDA&CS marketing specialist Heather Barnes’ passion paid off recently as she took first place in the Young Farmers & Ranchers Discussion Meet held

NC specialty foods draw crowds at Southern Christmas Show

By on December 9, 2011

In a state where agriculture is the top industry, it seems appropriate that the “buy local” movement should apply to food products as well as other merchandise. It’s no surprise, then, that the N.C. Specialty Foods Association exhibit at the