Archive for Faces in the Field

Faces in the Field: Jennifer Haugland, DVM

We have a diverse workforce here at the NCDA&CS that focuses on consumer protection, food safety, agricultural marketing, accuracy of weights and measures, plant conservation, livestock protection … and more. Through our Faces in the Field series, we’ll talk to employees and provide a behind-the-scenes look at what they do to serve North Carolina. Dr. […]

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Greg Cox named 2013 NCDA&CS Employee of the Year

Greg Cox, a mechanic with the N.C. Forest Service, was recently named 2013 NCDA&CS Employee of the Year. Cox is responsible for the maintenance and repair of more than 100 pieces of equipment across an eight-county district. This stock ranges from pickup trucks with slip-on firefighting units to heavy equipment such as bulldozers, forklifts and […]

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Meet agriculture’s newest mascots

Commissioner Troxler and a parade of colorful fruit and vegetable characters were quite the sight on the Capitol grounds earlier this week. A few heads were turned as apple, peach, corn, strawberry, watermelon, potato and blueberry made their way from the agriculture building to the Capitol to take a few photos to be used in […]

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Faces in the Field: Dee Webb, agricultural statistician

We have a diverse workforce here at the NCDA&CS that focuses on consumer protection, food safety, agricultural marketing, accuracy of weights and measures, plant conservation, livestock protection … and more. Through our Faces in the Field series, we’ll talk to employees and provide a behind-the-scenes look at what they do to serve North Carolina. Dee […]

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Faces in the Field: Annie Qiao

China, with a population of more than 1.3 billion, is one of several growing markets for N.C. products. In 2011, the department opened its first trade office in China. Since then, the Beijing office has helped N.C. farmers, foresters and specialty food producers connect with buyers across the country. Annie Qiao is one of three […]

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Faces in the Field: Martha Glass, NCDA&CS Agritourism Office Manager

We have a diverse workforce here at the NCDA&CS that focuses on consumer protection, food safety, agricultural marketing, accuracy of weights and measures, plant conservation, livestock protection…and more. Through our Faces in the Field series, we’ll talk to one of our employees and provide a behind-the-scenes look at what they do to serve North Carolina. […]

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Faces in the Field: Cathy Ma, international trade specialist

With a pleasant smile and quick laugh Cathy Ma has helped N.C. companies find niche markets in North America, Europe and Asia for more than two years. Ma, an international trade specialist for the department, works with processed food, meat and seafood producers across the state to identify market opportunities abroad. In addition, she is […]

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Faces in the Field: Dr. Jung Kim

In July, the N.C. General Assembly transferred several programs from the N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources to the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Over the coming months, we will highlight some of the people behind those programs as we welcome our new employees. The following post highlights an employee from the […]

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Faces in the Field: Shelley Swaim, Animal Welfare Inspector

The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ Animal Welfare Section has come a long way in the six years since it was established. The section is responsible for inspecting and regulating animal shelters, boarding facilities and pet shops across the state. Five inspectors cover all 100 counties, and each facility is inspected at least […]

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Faces in the Field: Joe Hampton, superintendent of the Piedmont Research Station

We have a diverse workforce here at the NCDA&CS that focuses on consumer protection, food safety, agricultural marketing, accuracy of weights and measures, plant conservation, livestock protection…and more. In Faces in the Field, we’ll talk to one of our employees and provide a behind-the-scenes look at what they do to serve North Carolina. We recently […]

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