Archive for Photos from the Field

Photos from the Field: Vance County Farmers Market open house

The Vance County Regional Farmers Market is almost ready to house farmers, produce, baked goods, flowers and more. Thursday, the site was host to a ribbon cutting and luncheon for partners who were involved in planning and building it. Dewitt Hardee of the N.C. Agricultural Development and Farmland Preservation Trust Fund represented the department, as […]

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National Ag Day and Ag Awareness Week

Assistant Commissioner Joe Reardon was on the N.C. State University campus today to help celebrate Agriculture Awareness Week and National Ag Day. As part of the festivities, Joe was challenged to a milking contest by Dr. Richard Linton, dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. While both have strong agricultural ties, both admitted […]

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Celebrating National FFA Week

   

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N.C. pets ready in case of disaster

Earlier this week, Emergency Programs Director Sharron Stewart was on hand when the AKC Pet Disaster Relief program made a special presentation to Pamlico County Emergency Management. Pamlico County became the first in the country to receive an AKC Pet Relief Trailer, which holds supplies for at least 50 pets in the aftermath of a […]

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NCDA&CS prepares for hurricane season

North Carolina has seen its share of hurricanes and other natural disasters. It seems that every part of the state has been affected by hurricanes. Hugo hit Charlotte. Fran hit Raleigh. Floyd flooded the eastern part of the state. Ivan flooded the west. And of course, the coast has been affected by more than we […]

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Photos from the Field: Happy Birthday, Got to Be NC!

On July 14, 2005, Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler officially “rolled out” the department’s new identity campaign for N.C. agricultural products — Got to Be NC. He did it by driving up to a press conference at the State Farmers Market in a tractor-trailer outfitted with the campaign’s logo. The department created Got to Be NC […]

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Photos from the Field: The Orchard at Altapass

We have an extensive collection of photos taken over the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ history.  In our Photos from the Field posts, we’ll pull some of these snapshots out of our archives and take a look back at pieces of North Carolina’s agricultural heritage. Many people associate agritourism with pick-your-own farms, pumpkin […]

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Photos from the Field: 1940 Biennial Report

This month, two research stations operated in partnership between the department, N.C. State University and N.C. A&T State University celebrate a centennial. The Tidewater Research Station in Plymouth celebrated 100 years last week, and the Oxford Tobacco Research Station  will hold its celebration this week. In honor of these accomplishments, we pulled some photos and […]

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Photos from the Field: Chinese lumber buyers visit Asheville

Last week, the department’s International Marketing office hosted a delegation of Chinese lumber buyers in Asheville. The group, which represented 11 Chinese lumber companies, were in Western North Carolina to learn more about Appalachian hardwoods and visit with N.C. lumber companies. The visit included a reception at the Western N.C. Agricultural Center and tours of […]

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Photos from the Field: N.C. Forest Service crews will help fight wildfires in Idaho

The N.C. Forest Service is sending two 20-person crews of firefighters to battle wildfires in Idaho. Firefighters from the coast and Piedmont left today from the N.C. Forest Service Region 2 headquarters in Chatham County. Traveling by bus to Knoxville, Tenn., they will join crews from Virginia, Kentucky and Tennessee to fly to Idaho. They […]

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