Archive for Field Notes

Flavor, NC: Mapleview Farm

Twice a month we feature local restaurants, farms and farmers markets featured on episodes of UNC-TV’s Flavor, NC. This week, we highlight episode six from the first season, in which hostess Lisa Prince highlights Maple View Farm and Panciuto Restaurant in Hillsborough. “Get ready for your milk mustache,” said Lisa at the beginning of the […]

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Mark Howell of NCDA&CS Emergency Programs Division recognized for support of emergency management efforts

Mark Howell, Western Region emergency programs specialist with NCDA&CS, was honored with the 2014 James F. Buffalo Award at the North Carolina Emergency Management Association’s fall conference this month. The association presents the James F. Buffalo Award “to the person outside of the Emergency Management family who has exhibited outstanding support and leadership to emergency […]

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Today’s Topic: The 2014 NC State Fair wraps up

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” The 2014 N.C. State Fair wrapped up Sunday night after 11 days of great fall weather and with total attendance of 929,748. Highlights of the fair included almost 28,000 registered entries in competitive exhibits. The fair saw […]

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Beech blight aphids put on a show

What’s white, woolly and can be found dancing in the woods this time of the year? It’s not a kid dressed up for Halloween– it’s the beech blight aphid! They might give you a fright, but like a kid dressed up, they’re nothing to be afraid of. The beech blight aphid is a piercing-sucking insect […]

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Flavor, NC: Weeping Radish Brewery

Twice a month we feature local restaurants, farms and farmers markets featured on episodes of UNC-TV’s Flavor, NC. This week, we review episode four of the first season in which hostess Lisa Prince highlights Weeping Radish Brewery and Butchery. “Sweet tea may be the beverage of choice in North Carolina,” said Lisa, “but it’s not […]

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October: What’s happening on the farm?

Farms are places of year-round activity. There is almost always something going on, regardless of the season. Each month we highlight one of our research stations and the work taking place on the farm during that month as well as give a little insight into the world of farming and innovative agricultural research. There are […]

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New season of ‘Flavor NC’ starts tonight on UNC-TV

Fall brings with it the return of a new season and 10 new episodes of “Flavor, NC,” highlighting the best in North Carolina food and agriculture.  Season 4 kicks off tonight at 10:30 on UNC-TV, with encore airings to follow Sundays at 7 p.m.  This season, host Lisa Prince and the “Flavor, NC” team’s travels take them from a […]

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In the Kitchen with Brian and Lisa: September Recipe Roundup

WRAL reporter Brian Shrader and our own Lisa Prince feature seasonal recipes in their Got to Be Good Cookin’ segment using ingredients grown and available right here in North Carolina. This month they feature a few recipes that use the last of the summer harvest and a peanut butter and jelly muffin recipe that’s perfect […]

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Emerald ash borer trapping: No new counties detected

As we head into the fall season full of football, autumn colors and Thanksgiving, we already have one thing to be thankful for:  summer trapping for the emerald ash borer did not detect the invasive, tree-killing beetle in any new counties in the state. But don’t get too excited just yet. Although 2014 trapping did […]

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Flavor, NC: Goodnight Brothers County Ham, Boone

Twice a month we feature local restaurants, farms and farmers markets featured on episodes of UNC-TV’s Flavor, NC. This week, we review episode three of the first season in which hostess Lisa Prince highlights Goodnight Brothers County Ham and The Gamekeeper Restaurant in Boone. “Think country ham only comes on a biscuit?” asks Lisa. “Well […]

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