Today's Topic

Today’s Topic: As a new batch of college graduates seek work, agriculture offers lots of career options.

By on May 22, 2018

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.”

Agriculture and agribusinesses are big employers in North Carolina, employing about 16 percent of the state’s workforce or 686,000 people. As a new wave of college graduates begin to look for work, some may find their way into agricultural careers they may not have envisioned when they started college. The range of jobs supporting agriculture is varied and long. And, agriculture is going to need these bright minds to push the industry forward.

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News Roundup

News Roundup: May 14 – 18

By on May 20, 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. “Drivers warned to look out for farm equipment on the road,”  Greenville Daily Reflector: Recent

Recipe: Eastern North Carolina Fish Stew in the Slow Cooker

By on May 17, 2018

In 96 recipes, Debbie Moose’s new cookbook, Carolina Catch: Cooking North Carolina Fish and Shellfish from Mountains to Coast, shows how much our state has to offer when it comes to fresh, delicious, local seafood. Moose’s book shows how to

Today's Topic

Today’s Topic: Come celebrate agriculture at the Got to Be NC Festival May 18-20

By on May 15, 2018

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Fun times await at the Got to Be NC Festival May 18-20 at the State Fairgrounds in Raleigh. This three-day celebration of

Get ready for the 2018 Got to Be NC Festival

By on May 14, 2018

With more than 100 tractors, North Carolina food and beverages, music, a carnival and kids activities, the Got to Be NC Festival promises to be a not-to-be-missed event at the N.C. State Fairgrounds in Raleigh, May 18-20. “The antique tractor

News Roundup

News Roundup: April 5 – 10

By on May 11, 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. “STUDY: U.S. FARMLAND SHRINKING,” Southern Farm Network: A report from American Farmland Trust released Wednesday finds

Recipe: May is NC Beef Month

By on May 10, 2018

Steaks on the grill, beef stew, burgers, pot roast… There are hundreds of ways to celebrate May as N.C. Beef Month.  In North Carolina, there are more than 830,000 cattle, which provide us with a variety of food, leather and

Still shopping for Mother’s day? Hint: Moms love the Farmers Market

By on May 9, 2018

Treat mom to a trip to the farmers market this Mother’s Day weekend. Cut flowers, baked goods, nursery plants, crafts and more will be available. Our farmers will have fresh fruits, vegetables, meats, seafood, honey and more to create a delicious

Today's Topic

Today’s Topic: Mosquito season is coming; vaccinate your equine

By on May 8, 2018

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” With warm weather also come mosquito season, which brings the risk of mosquito-borne diseases for equine. Horse and donkey owners are encouraged

Agritourism farms offer summer vacation day trips and longer excursions

By on May 7, 2018

This week is National Travel and Tourism Week and a great time to highlight North Carolina’s agricultural tourism. The number of North Carolina farms welcoming visitors has skyrocketed in the last 10 years, increasing by 89 percent. Moreover, the diversity of