Archive for October, 2010

News Roundup: October 23-29

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. “After Flooding, NC Crops Faring Pretty Well,” Southern Farm Network: Last time we heard from Kent Messick, Section Chief […]

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In the Kitchen with Brian and Lisa: Pumpkin muffins

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 week’s segment, Brian and Lisa make a sweet treat using one of fall’s iconic crops – pumpkins. Lisa’s recipe for pumpkin muffins uses […]

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Today’s Topic: N.C. State Fair has historic year

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with the Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” The 2010 N.C. State Fair made history by drawing more than 1 million people for the first time. Helped by fantastic weather, the fair also set eight daily attendance records, including its highest single day ever […]

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Today’s Topic: State Fair livestock auction earns money for youth

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with the Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” The N.C. State Fair is under way with fantastic weather. Attendance at the first days of the Fair totaled nearly 369,000. The fairgrounds was humming with activity, including the junior livestock shows. On Saturday, the winners […]

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Livestock Hall of Fame inducts three new members

On Sunday, three new members were inducted into the State Fair Livestock Hall of Fame for their contribution to the North Carolina’s livestock industry and the State Fair livestock shows. The enshrinement ceremony was held in the Livestock Hall of Fame Room in the Jim Graham Building during the N.C. State Fair. Honorees came from […]

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Animal health technicians help protect state’s livestock industry

Fair season is a busy time of year for the department’s Veterinary Division. Veterinarians and the animal health technicians who work with livestock stay busy checking animals into fairs to ensure they are healthy. All animals competing or being displayed at fairs must be checked before entering the show ring or exhibition halls.  As animals […]

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Photos from the Field: N.C. State Fair

With scissors in-hand, Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler and other dignitaries cut the ribbon to open the 143rd N.C. State Fair last Friday. The opening ceremony, held in Heritage Circle, kicked off the annual celebration of agricultural exhibits, rides and food. Thursday’s Preview Day and Friday’s opening day drew record-breaking crowds to the State Fairgrounds in […]

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In the Kitchen with Brian and Lisa: Caramel Apple Dumplings

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. Brightly colored leaves can be seen and cooler temperatures can be felt as fall arrives across the state. Lisa and Brian are celebrating fall by preparing […]

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Governor proclaims October as Farm to School Month

The department’s popular Farm to School program recently received another honor – having Gov. Bev Perdue proclaim the month of October as Farm to School Month. School kids are some of the program’s biggest fans, especially when the hugely popular strawberries, watermelon slices and apples are featured on the menus in school cafeterias. During the month […]

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Today’s Topic: N.C. State Fair

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with the Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” This week, Rhonda and Commissioner Troxler talk about that fall tradition, the N.C. State Fair. The fair runs Oct. 14-24 at the State Fairgrounds in Raleigh, and it offers a mix of new attractions and old […]

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