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Small Snow Hill farmer has built his business through direct local sales of collards, heirloom variety sweet potatoes and greens

By on March 24, 2022

At 79 years old with a lifetime of farming experience to his name, James Shackleford of Snow Hill well understands the challenges of being a small farmer and making a living from the land. This year, he’s watching his input

With “Black Cotton,” N.C. farmer works to revamp the impression of Black Americans in cotton

By on February 1, 2021

Julius Tillery is proud of his family’s history and his heritage of Black farmers in Northampton County, but he’s much more focused on the future than the past. He sees his company Black Cotton as a way to revamp the

Today’s Topic: NCDA&CS 2019 highlights.

By on December 31, 2019

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” As we come to the end of the year, it’s a good time to look back at some of the department’s accomplishments

Agriculture internships help build interest in Ag careers

By on July 17, 2019

Summer break is a time when many college students decide whether to spend their summer at the beach or the mountains. While other students utilize this time for career-building internships. This is a great way for students to get experience

News Roundup

News Roundup: Jan. 27 – Feb. 2

By on February 2, 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. “If record yields didn’t make profits in 2017, how might 2018?” Southeast Farm Press: How

News Roundup

News Roundup: July 29-Aug. 4

By on August 4, 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. “Her goal is to connect farmers, food businesses to people with money to lend,” The

News Roundup

News Roundup: May 6-12

By on May 12, 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. “New farmers face dwindling land, soaring prices in Triangle,” The News & Observer: Thomas Saile

News Roundup

News Roundup: March 19-24

By on March 25, 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. “Richmond County farmers, firemen train for ag trauma,” Richmond County Daily Journal: Farming can be

‘Meating’ the needs of local farmers

By on March 23, 2016

Tremendous growth. In two words that’s how the rise of meat handlers in the state would be described. The number has gone from one meat handler in 2002, to 876 currently registered with the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer

Today's Topic

Today’s Topic: Small Farms Week in North Carolina

By on March 22, 2016

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” The Cooperative Extension program at N.C. A&T State University is marking its 30th year of celebrating Small Farms Week, an observance of