Posts tagged N.C. Museum of History

Today’s Topic: Summer is a good time for kids to learn about agriculture

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” For many children across North Carolina, this week marks the beginning of summer vacation. And summer is a good time for kids to learn about agriculture. Commissioner Troxler says children today are further removed from farm life. […]

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N.C. Museum of History’s outdoor gardens tell the story of agriculture’s past, show us glimpses of its future

The N.C. Museum of History’s outdoor gardens are in full bloom, and visitors to the Capitol City can enjoy the plants while learning more about North Carolina’s agricultural past, present and future. The museum, in partnership with Syngenta, has filled planters outside the museum with a variety of crops: herbs that would have been typical […]

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Today’s Topic: ‘Farm Fresh Family Day’ at N.C. Museum of History

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with the Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” “Farm Fresh Family Day” is coming to the N.C. Museum of History in downtown Raleigh on Saturday, Sept. 22, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event will bring a lot of farm-related activities to the […]

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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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N.C. crops sprout up outside the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh

Tobacco, corn and peanut plants are not exactly what visitors to downtown Raleigh might expect to see in planters near the State Capitol, but these and other field crops are offering many visitors a unique opportunity to see some of North Carolina’s top agricultural crops up close. The plants, which are in large, permanent concrete planters […]

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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. “A rough ride into farm history,” Raleigh News & Observer: Navigating the uneven streets of downtown Raleigh on an […]

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Commissioner Troxler’s tractor goes on exhibit at History Museum

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler delivered his recently restored 1943 John Deere LA tractor to the N.C. Museum of History for exhibit, but he didn’t bring it on a trailer. Troxler drove the tractor down Hillsborough Street from the State Fairgrounds, where it had been on display at the recent Got to Be NC Festival. He […]

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On Earth’s Furrowed Brow exhibit

Last week we featured a photograph from a new exhibit at Raleigh’s N.C. Museum of History. We got a chance to stop by the opening-night party for On Earth’s Furrowed Brow, a photography exhibit featuring farmers and farmland in Western North Carolina. The mountain-themed party had true-to-the-mountains food, drinks and music, and the crowd was […]

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Agricultural exhibit at the N.C. Museum of History

As Commissioner Troxler will be quick to remind you, North Carolina lost more than 1,000 farms and 600,000 acres of farmland between 2002 and 2007. We’re working hard to reverse those numbers, and the N.C. Museum of History and Asheville photographer Tim Barnwell are helping to put faces and families to these statistics with their […]

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