Posts tagged Agritourism Networking Association

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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Poll points to agritourism activity on the rise

As members of the N.C. Agritourism Networking Association prepare to meet Feb. 17 & 18 for their annual winter conference, some have reported experiencing growth in the past year in the number of visitors to their operations. A poll of the 240-plus ANA members who operate an agritourism farm or vineyeard also point to an increase in […]

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News Roundup: November 13-19

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. “NCSU wants to dip deeper into ice cream,” News & Observer: Sylvia Carter is not a student at N.C. […]

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Today’s Topic: Conference season

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with the Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Winter is a time for many ag-related groups to hold meetings and conferences where members and the public can pick up valuable information. Upcoming events include the N.C. Aquaculture Conference in Atlantic Beach, the Commercial Flower […]

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Looking for agritourism farms? Here’s your sign.

Finding a moonlit hayride in the mountains, alpaca farm in the Piedmont or a pick-your-own berry field near the coast just got easier. Full-color, fold-out maps of North Carolina agritourism farms will soon be available at the nine state Welcome Centers, county extension offices, state farmers markets and other spots across the state. You can […]

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