Posts tagged NCDA&CS Marketing Division

Got to Be NC is taking to the airwaves

A new commercial will start airing across the state today featuring North Carolina agricultural products. The commercial was produced by the NCDA&CS Marketing Division and timed to air during Got to Be NC Month. The commercial features the division’s newest marketing slogan, Grown. Raised. Caught. Made. The commercial narrative goes like this: In North Carolina, […]

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2013 Flavors of Carolina moves Cottage Lane to “Main Street”

Some people uncork a fine bottle of wine to celebrate a special occasion. Samantha Swan prefers to crack open a 20-year-old jar of her grandfather’s pepper relish. The coveted relish was made using cayenne peppers grown in the front yard of her family’s home on Cottage Lane in Chapel Hill. Since 2011, Cottage Lane Kitchen […]

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Cathy Ma receives Governor’s Award for Excellence

Cathy Ma, an international trade specialist with the department, received the Governor’s Award for Excellence for Outstanding State Government Service Tuesday during a ceremony at the N.C. Museum of History. Through the International Trade Office, Ma works with processed food, meat and seafood producers across the state to identify market opportunities abroad. She also coordinates […]

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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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Today’s Topic: NCDA&CS grants will help farmers markets with advertising costs

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” This week, Commissioner Troxler and Rhonda talk about a project aimed at helping farmers markets in North Carolina with their advertising costs. Beginning March 1, the NCDA&CS will accept applications from local farmers markets interested in cost-share […]

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News Roundup: Feb. 4-10

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. “Workshop to explore ways to grow farmers markets,” Lexington Dispatch: The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ Farmers […]

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NCDA&CS marketing specialist Heather Barnes wins national Young Farmers & Ranchers Discussion Meet

As you might expect, the department is full of employees who have a strong passion for agriculture. NCDA&CS marketing specialist Heather Barnes’ passion paid off recently as she took first place in the Young Farmers & Ranchers Discussion Meet held in Honolulu earlier this year. Barnes will receive a 2012 Chevrolet Silverado and free registration […]

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NC specialty foods draw crowds at Southern Christmas Show

In a state where agriculture is the top industry, it seems appropriate that the “buy local” movement should apply to food products as well as other merchandise. It’s no surprise, then, that the N.C. Specialty Foods Association exhibit at the 2011 Southern Christmas Show did so well in its sophomore year. Twenty-five local food companies […]

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Got to Be NC Walmart Tour revs up

The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services will hit the road this July with the Got to Be NC Big Cart to spread the word that you can find fresh, local North Carolina food products at your neighborhood Walmart. That’s the idea behind the Got to Be NC Walmart Tour, which started Tuesday at […]

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Farm to School Program continues to gain momentum, closes in on $1 million in sales

As the 2010-2011 school year comes to a close, the North Carolina Farm to School Program has posted its best year ever, closing in on nearly $1 million in sales. The program, which began in 1998, brings fresh, locally grown produce to North Carolina school children, providing a new market for the state’s farmers to sell their crops.  Blueberries, […]

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