Posts tagged N.C. Mountain State Fair

New members inducted into the NC Mountain State Fair Livestock Hall of Fame

The livestock shows are an integral part of the annual N.C. Mountain State Fair. From beef cattle and meat goats to swine and llamas, the livestock shows represent the diversity of livestock found in Western North Carolina. Started in 2011, the N.C. Mountain State Fair Livestock Hall of Fame honors individuals who have contributed to […]

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News Roundup: Aug 30 – Sept. 5

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. “Fish food: Aquaponics offers full-circle farming,” Smoky Mountain News: Tucked away along a squirrely offshoot of Jonathan Creek Road, […]

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News Roundup: Sept. 7-13

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. “NC Mountain State Fair’s animal shows popular,” Asheville Citizen Times: From alligators to ducks, sea lions to horses, the […]

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News Roundup: Aug. 31-Sept. 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. “NC Peach Growers Consider Self-Imposed Fee,” WFAE: (Audio)North Carolina’s peach industry has been shrinking, but farmers still growing the […]

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Troxler recognizes two NCDA&CS employees of the month

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler recognized Dianne Farrer and Ron Stamey as employees of the month for their contributions to the department. The two were presented a plaque for their accomplishments during a ceremony held last week in Raleigh. Regional agronomist Dianne Farrer was named the June 2012 NCDA&CS Employee of the Month. As a regional […]

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News Roundup: Sept. 15-21

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. “Agricultural experts seek immigration reform,” Charlotte Observer: A North Carolina agriculture official joined growers from other states Wednesday in […]

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News Roundup: Sept. 8-14

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. “Fair offers fun on final weekend,” Asheville Citizen-Times: Time is running short to visit the 19th annual North Carolina […]

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Today’s Topic: 2012 Mountain State Fair opens Friday

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” The 2012 Mountain State Fair opens Friday and continues through Sept. 16 at the Western North Carolina Ag Center in Fletcher. The theme is “Thrills, Squeals and Ferris Wheels” and the fair will have plenty of fun […]

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News Roundup: Aug. 18-24

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. “Mountain State Fair tickets now on sale,” Hendersonville Times-News: Tickets are now on sale for the 2012 Mountain State […]

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News Roundup: Sept. 17-23

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. “Successful end to Mountain State Fair,” WLOS-TV: The 2011 NC Mountain State Fair ended on Sunday night. Organizers said […]

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