Posts tagged Laura Gadd

Photos from the Field: Ginseng

While you may have heard of ginseng used in teas, medicines and supplements, you may not realize the plant is found in the wild across the state of North Carolina. We checked in with one of our botanists, Laura Gadd, to learn more about the plant and the local industry. Wild American Ginseng (Panax quinquefolius) […]


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. “How a Cabarrus farm is growing the next generation of farmers,” Charlotte Observer: As squash, okra and Swiss chard […]


Faces in the Field: Laura Gadd, botanist

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. Once a month, we’ll talk to one of our employees and hopefully provide a behind-the-scenes look at what they do to serve North Carolina. Ask Laura Gadd […]