Posts tagged Commissioner Steve Troxler

News Roundup: Nov. 28 – Dec. 6

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. “U.S. farm bill has big impact in NC,” News & Observer: North Carolina has a lot riding on the […]

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News Roundup: Nov. 9-15

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. “Christmas tree farmers predicting a good season,” News 14: Christmas is over a month away, but Christmas tree farmers […]

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News Roundup: June 26 – July 2

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. “June recorded as hottest ever at 2 NC stations,” WRAL-TV: Two weather stations in North Carolina have set in stone […]

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Stained-glass…pig?

Stained glass windows depict many beautiful settings, from abstract mosaics and flowers to religious depictions and landscapes. But have you ever seen a stained-glass pig? Visit the downtown Raleigh location of the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, and you’ll find just that (along with stained-glass oysters, cucumber, cotton and more) hanging over the […]

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Today’s Topic: 4-H Centennial Celebration

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with the Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” From humble beginnings in northeastern North Carolina as corn-growing clubs, North Carolina 4-H has grown into the largest youth development program in the state, serving 239,000 young people. Listen in as Commissioner Troxler talks with Rhonda […]

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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.” The N.C. State Fair starts Thursday, Oct. 15, at 3 p.m. on the state fairgrounds in Raleigh. In addition to the Midway rides and deep-fried foods, the Fair is a celebration of North Carolina’s agricultural heritage. […]

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N.C. Museum of History’s Farm Fresh Family Day brings the farm to downtown Raleigh

Only at the N.C. Museum of History’s upcoming Farm Fresh Family Day will you be able to catch a hay ride in downtown Raleigh. The free event will run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 26, with a wide variety of agriculture-themed activities, including a hayride, scavenger hunt, antique farm equipment, cooking […]

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News Roundup

Each week we’ll round up the latest N.C. agricultural headlines from newspapers 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. “UNCG nutritionist seeks family for locavore makeover,” Greensboro News & Record: Wanted: Greensboro family whose meals consist mostly of […]

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H1N1 Flu Outbreak and N.C. agriculture

I’ve got to admit that I’ve been a little frustrated this week as I’ve read all the news reports about the H1N1 influenza outbreak that continues to be called “swine” flu.  I’ve been working with my counterparts in the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture to get a federal declaration on the official name […]

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N.C. State Milking Contest

March 15-21 marks National Agriculture Awareness Week and Alpha Zeta, an honors agriculture fraternity at N.C. State University, kicked things off with an event Monday in NCSU’s Brickyard. The event serves to increase awareness and appreciation of agriculture on campus, and the campus’ central meeting area is loaded up with equipment, livestock and displays. Commissioner […]

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