Posts tagged history

Vanderbilt descendents join distinguished group

On Wednesday night, Agriculture Commissioner presented the Cecil and Pickering families with a sign that designates their property as a North Carolina Century Farm. They are now part of the distinguished group of about 1,700 families across the state who have maintained a farm within the family for more than 100 years. Bill Cecil Jr. […]

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Old war posters remind us the importance of agriculture

The State Archives of North Carolina tweeted out a series of World War I-era posters that were added to its digital collection this week and tagged the ag department in its tweets. The posters, from the N.C. Agricultural Extension Service, U.S. Food Administration and the National War Garden Commission, urged people to grow crops during […]

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A look back at 135 years of NCDA&CS

After the Civil War ended, North Carolina farmers recognized the need for a government organization to help the state’s farming industry. According to the North Carolina Manual, crops and livestock were of poor quality and farmers were getting low prices for the commodities. Farms were small and inefficient due to a system of farm tenancy. […]

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Photos from the Field: Dorton Arena

One of the most-recognized buildings in North Carolina, J.S. Dorton Arena is seen by hundreds of thousands of people during the N.C. State Fair each year, as well as by thousands of school kids in textbooks. Workers, like the one pictured above, ensure that Dorton Arena remains in pristine condition for all visitors. The arena […]

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Agriculture and social media: Q&A with Erin Griffin

Erin Griffin, a graduate student in UNC’s School of Information and Library Science, has been developing a way to preserve the long history of North Carolina’s top industry using the latest in archiving technology. The end result, “North Carolina Agriculture: A Research Guide,” was launched in February after months of research and planning. In this Q&A, […]

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News Roundup

Each week we’ll round up the latest N.C. agriculture 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. “Johnson Farm Festival kicks off this weekend,” Hendersonville Times-News: The air on Saturday will fill with the sounds of […]

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