Posts tagged Martha Glass

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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Two agritourism farms top North Carolina’s most-visited field trip sites

Last week, Triangle Business Journal highlighted the 2008-09 list of North Carolina’s top field trip destinations, and two N.C. agritourism farms made the cut. Carolina Field Trips Magazine puts together the annual list and also includes the number of students that visit each of the top 10 places. The two farms, Lazy Five Ranch of […]

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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. “Eating pork won’t make you sick, producers say,” WRAL: Humans cannot contract a strain of swine flu that has […]

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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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