Archive for April, 2010

News Roundup: April 24-30

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 each paper’s full story. “Spring Herb Festival,” Hendersonville Times-News: The 21st annual Spring Herb Festival — the biggest herb event in the […]

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Emergency animal sheltering training

With hurricane season just a little more than a month away, state and local governments are already preparing for the possible aftermath of a storm. In actuality, a disaster could strike at anytime and displace thousands of people – and with them, their pets. North Carolina learned a valuable lesson in 1999 after Hurricane Floyd […]

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In the Kitchen with Lisa and Brian: Bacon onion quiche bites

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. Lisa and Brian continue a month of egg-inspired recipes with this one for bacon onion quiche bites. North Carolina is one of the largest egg-producing […]

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Celebrate N.C. strawberries with Strawberry Day

Around here, we think strawberries are really special. We add them to our cereal in the morning, mix them into our smoothies in the afternoon and make desserts from them in the evening . That’s a bit of an exaggeration, but there is no denying our love for N.C. strawberries. In fact, our state is the fourth largest […]

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Today’s Topic: Strawberries

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with the Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” It’s strawberry season across North Carolina, and the sweet fruit is showing up at farmers markets, pick-your-own farms and roadside stands across the state. The 2010 crop is looking very good, and the season should continue […]

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Agriculture and social media: Q&A with Erin Griffin

Erin Griffin, a graduate student in UNC’s School of Information and Library Science, has been developing a way to preserve the long history of North Carolina’s top industry using the latest in archiving technology. The end result, “North Carolina Agriculture: A Research Guide,” was launched in February after months of research and planning. In this Q&A, […]

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UNC-TV program to focus on diversification in N.C. farming

North Carolina has long been known as the Tobacco State. After all, we lead the nation in the production of flue-cured tobacco, producing nearly 77 percent of all flue-cured tobacco grown in the U.S. But the days when a farmer could make a comfortable living growing just a few acres of tobacco are gone. Changes […]

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News Roundup: April 17-23

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 each paper’s full story. “Orange Co. awarded grant to protect farmland,” News & Observer: Orange County has been awarded a $150,000 grant […]

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In the Kitchen with Lisa and Brian: Cheese and honey toast

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. In this segment, Lisa and Brian modify a traditional French toast recipe using whipped cream cheese and natural N.C. honey. This dish is perfect for a weekend brunch and should […]

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New building to sprout at Southeastern N.C. Ag Center

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler, state legislators and other officials on April 20 shoveled the first scoops of dirt from the ground where a multipurpose pavilion will be built at the Southeastern N.C. Agricultural Center in Lumberton. The 54,000-square-foot building will be flexible enough to host everything from trade shows to horse and livestock events. The […]

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