Posts tagged agritourism

News Roundup: Oct. 26-Nov. 1

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 “‘Can day’ at NC State Fair nets 243,000 pounds of food,” WRAL: The Food Bank of Central and Eastern […]

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News Roundup: Sept. 14-20

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. “N.C. Ranger Talks About Wildfires in Alaska, Idaho,” Firehouse.com: When wildfires rage in the United States — and when […]

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Today’s Topic: Summer is a good time for kids to learn about agriculture

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” For many children across North Carolina, this week marks the beginning of summer vacation. And summer is a good time for kids to learn about agriculture. Commissioner Troxler says children today are further removed from farm life. […]

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News Roundup: Feb. 16-22

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. “NC seafood to be focus of Local Catch Summit,” WRAL: Speakers for the 2013 Local Catch Summit in Skyco […]

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Field Trip: Agritourism at Hill Ridge Farms

In our “Field Trip” feature, we take readers into the field to learn more about agriculture across the state. Recently, we visited an agritourism farm in Youngsville. This blog is a companion piece to a feature in the February issue of the Agricultural Review. John Hill is a collector. He’s spent a lifetime collecting kitchen […]

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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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Photos from the Field: The Orchard at Altapass

We have an extensive collection of photos taken over the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ history.  In our Photos from the Field posts, we’ll pull some of these snapshots out of our archives and take a look back at pieces of North Carolina’s agricultural heritage. Many people associate agritourism with pick-your-own farms, pumpkin […]

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Enjoy local food this Memorial Day

Memorial Day is often considered the kick-off to summer. For many families, this weekend is spent traveling, enjoying family picnics or having a cookout in the backyard. No matter how you spend your weekend, you can easily incorporate local food into the mix. Here are some tips and resources to get you started: 1. Visit […]

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News Roundup: 2011 Year in Review

The following are the top 10 headlines of 2011, as determined by our Public Affairs staff. Click on the links to go straight to the full story. “S. Korea president signs laws enabling US trade deal,” USA Today (Nov. 29): South Korea’s president on Tuesday signed a slew of laws needed to implement the country’s […]

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News Roundup: Oct. 29-Nov. 4

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. “Look, in the old Reid’s, it’s . . . well, what is it?,” Charlotte Observer: It’s not a public […]

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