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Valentine cocktails to help set the mood

By on February 13, 2020

Valentine’s day is a time to celebrate with the ones you love. This year, whether it’s your best friends, neighbors or that special someone – consider making North Carolina craft cocktails. We’ve got great suggestions below. Peter Thornton, assistant director

News Roundup

News Roundup: April 15-21

By on April 21, 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. “One of farming’s tragic truths gets national news coverage,” Southeast Farm Press: Farming is more

News Roundup

News Roundup: Sept. 3 – 9

By on September 9, 2016

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. “Damage From Tropical Storm Hermine Localized,” Southern Farm Network: (Audio) Tropical Storm Hermine made landfall in

News Roundup: Aug. 9-15

By on August 15, 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. “Grafting operation called ‘a

N.C. food companies eye international markets

By on January 22, 2014

To an outsider, inbound trade missions may look a lot like speed dating. Eight food companies set up tables around a room with their food products and samples. Four potential buyers then rotate throughout the group, spending about 30 minutes

NCDA&CS employees receive awards for exports

By on May 9, 2012

Each day, department employees work to better the state of agriculture in North Carolina. Too often, these employees get overlooked for their accomplishments. Recently, however, two employees in our International Marketing Section were recognized for their work promoting N.C. agricultural

2010 Employees of the Month

By on February 7, 2011

Each month, Commissioner Troxler recognizes an NCDA&CS employee of the month. Employees are peer-nominated and can be nominated for their contributions in the office or in the community. Recipients receive a shirt and a plaque for the honor. Of these

International marketing offers online seminars

By on June 21, 2010

Our YouTube channel recently took on an international flair, with 19 videos from seminars hosted earlier this year by the NCDA&CS International Marketing Section. Peter Thornton, assistant director for international marketing, wanted to post these videos to share the expertise

As seen on TV: Peter Thornton talks ag exports

By on October 21, 2009

The value of North Carolina’s agricultural exports topped $3 billion for the first time last year. Peter Thornton, NCDA&CS assistant director for international marketing, recently sat down for an interview with UNC-TV’s “North Carolina Now” to discuss the reasons behind

N.C. ag exports top $3 billion for first time

By on September 17, 2009

North Carolina exported $3.1 billion worth of agricultural products in 2008, a 51 percent increase over the previous year. It is the first time N.C. ag exports have topped the $3 billion mark. Agricultural exports are important to North Carolina’s