Archive for Field Notes

Got to Be NC Competition Dining: 2014 Fire on the Rock Champion Chef Michelle Bailey

Once a month we highlight a chef and a recipe from the Got to Be N.C. Competition Dining series. This competition faces off two local chefs in a single-elimination, blind-dinner format. The chef’s menu is created around a North Carolina ingredient that is revealed at noon on the day of the competition. This secret ingredient […]

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Navy using part of Bladen Lakes State Forest for training

The N.C. Forest Service has a long history of working with its military partners around the state. That relationship took an additional step forward when the NCFS and the U.S. Navy came to a three-year agreement on using part of Bladen Lakes State Forest for military training exercises. “I want to thank all those who […]

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What’s Happening on the Farm: Tidewater Research Station serves up Irish potato research

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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News Roundup: Nov. 22-26

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. “State aims to get students involved in agriculture earlier,” WNCT: An effort is underway to get students involved in […]

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NC Forest Service officers recognized as 2014 Arson Investigative Team of the Year

Law enforcement officers with the N.C. Forest Service were named the 2014 Investigative Team of the Year by the North Carolina Chapter of the International Association of Arson Investigators at the N.C./S.C. Arson Conference in Myrtle Beach. The event was attended by more than 360 fire investigators, fire marshals and detectives from both states. The […]

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N.C. Forest Service’s Greg Cox receives 2014 Governor’s Award for Excellence

Greg Cox, mechanic supervisor with the N.C. Forest Service, was recently awarded a Governor’s Awards for Excellence in Efficiency and Innovation at a ceremony at the N.C. Museum of History. He was nominated for devising a program to save money on the Forest Service’s equipment repairs and maintenance. The Governor’s Awards for Excellence are the […]

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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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