Archive for February, 2012

UNC-TV is serving up a second season of Flavor, NC

We have some good news for fans of “Flavor, NC.” The show, which highlights N.C. agriculture and stars our own Lisa Prince, has been picked up for a second season on UNC-TV. New episodes won’t air until September, but Lisa and the Emmy-nominated team from BlueWater Media have already started filming across the state. Most […]

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Today’s Topic: NCDA&CS grants will help farmers markets with advertising costs

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” This week, Commissioner Troxler and Rhonda talk about a project aimed at helping farmers markets in North Carolina with their advertising costs. Beginning March 1, the NCDA&CS will accept applications from local farmers markets interested in cost-share […]

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Jeff Marshburn named January 2012 Employee of the Month

Duplin County forest ranger Jeff Marshburn was recently honored as the NCDA&CS Employee of the Month for January 2012. In recognition of Marshburn’s achievement, Assistant Commissioner David Smith presented him with a plaque and department shirt at a recent meeting in Raleigh. The past few months have been full of change for Jeff Marshburn and […]

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News Roundup: Feb. 18-24

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. “Special NC plate helps fund spaying, neutering,” News & Observer: The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Animal […]

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In the Kitchen with Brian and Lisa: Sweet Potato Biscuits

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. If you’re looking for a way to mix up your weekend brunch, try this recipe for Sweet Potato Biscuits. The biscuits are prepared in the […]

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Ag Voices: Value of Agricultural Education

Our Ag Voices series focuses on young people preparing for a career in agriculture. The series highlights what the students are learning in the classroom and how they plan to apply those lessons to future challenges in the agriculture industry. We recently sat down with our Ag Voices students to talk about their semester, classes […]

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Today’s Topic: Senate Committee on Emergency Preparedness makes recommendations to help agriculture

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” This week, Commissioner Troxler and Rhonda discuss recommendations for disaster response that the state Senate’s Committee on Emergency Preparedness put forward last week. Many of the recommendations could benefit farmers. In 2011, tornadoes, drought and Hurricane Irene […]

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News Roundup: Feb. 11-17

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. “Helping farmers is a way of life for Knightdale man,” News & Observer: For farmers, the government is a […]

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In the Kitchen with Brian and Lisa: Sweet Potato Turnovers

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. North Carolina produces more sweet potatoes than any other state in the nation. It’s no surprise then that there are so many delicious family sweet […]

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Today’s Topic: The availability of farm labor and its impact on the 2012 growing season

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” This week, Commissioner Troxler and Rhonda discuss how uncertainty about farm labor could be a factor in farmers’ decisions for 2012. Concerns about the availability and cost of farm labor have prompted at least one farmer to […]

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