Archive for September, 2009

In the Kitchen with Lisa and Brian: Crispy Craisin Nut Crunch

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. We’ll post each video here, along with links to the recipes. Lisa and Brian are back this week with more N.C. State Fair winning recipes. […]

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Today’s Topic: FDA listening session on food safety

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with the Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Officials with the Food and Drug Administration and U.S. Department of Agriculture were in Raleigh on Monday, Sept. 28, to hear the comments and concerns of North Carolina produce growers about proposed federal food safety legislation. […]

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Two agritourism farms top North Carolina’s most-visited field trip sites

Last week, Triangle Business Journal highlighted the 2008-09 list of North Carolina’s top field trip destinations, and two N.C. agritourism farms made the cut. Carolina Field Trips Magazine puts together the annual list and also includes the number of students that visit each of the top 10 places. The two farms, Lazy Five Ranch of […]

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Agriculture and social media: New N.C. seafood blog

A new blog focusing on N.C. seafood has hit the blogosphere. Mariner’s Menu, developed under a N.C. Fishery Resource Grant, is based on a popular recipe book by the same name. Both the book and the blog feature seasonal seafood recipes, local fisheries and traditions, and  safety, handling and preparation tips. Partners on the project […]

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Spotlight on N.C. Farm Fresh Web site highlights local farmers

I was lucky enough to head west on I-40 two weeks ago to help staff the N.C. Mountain State Fair’s press office. This was especially exciting for me, as I grew up about 15 miles down the road from the WNC Ag Center fairgrounds and there’s nothing quite like having your mom pack your lunch […]

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Today’s Topic: ‘Farm Fresh Family Day’ at N.C. Museum of History

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with the Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” “Farm Fresh Family Day” is coming to the N.C. Museum of History in downtown Raleigh on Saturday, Sept. 22, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event will bring a lot of farm-related activities to the […]

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N.C. Museum of History’s Farm Fresh Family Day brings the farm to downtown Raleigh

Only at the N.C. Museum of History’s upcoming Farm Fresh Family Day will you be able to catch a hay ride in downtown Raleigh. The free event will run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 26, with a wide variety of agriculture-themed activities, including a hayride, scavenger hunt, antique farm equipment, cooking […]

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News Roundup

Each week we’ll round up the latest N.C. agricultural headlines from newspapers across the state and country, as well as excerpts from the stories. Click on the links to go straight to each paper’s full story. “Inside the flower judge’s mind,” Raleigh News & Observer: The State Fair is just around the corner, and this […]

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N.C. ag exports top $3 billion for first time

North Carolina exported $3.1 billion worth of agricultural products in 2008, a 51 percent increase over the previous year. It is the first time N.C. ag exports have topped the $3 billion mark. Agricultural exports are important to North Carolina’s economy because they help boost farm prices and income and support more than 24,000 jobs […]

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In the Kitchen with Lisa and Brian: Veggie Gratin

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. We’ll post each video here, along with links to the recipes. The weather is cooling off, football season has started and fall is just around […]

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