Food For Thought

Sixteen NC Counties Rank Among Best Places To Farm In U.S.


Last week during his weekly radio interview with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison,  Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler discussed Farm Futures Magazine recent rankings of the best places to farm in the nation.  North Carolina had a strong showing with 16 counties among the top 100. The highest-ranking North Carolina county was Bladen which came in at 10th. Farm Futures analyzed ... Read More »

Friday’s Featured Farmer: Franklin Williams of Will-O-Wenn Farm

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This week we had the pleasure of interviewing Franklin Williams of Will-O-Wenn Farm in Duplin County, where they grow soybeans and corn. Franklin also is a member of the North Carolina Soil and Water Conservation Board in Duplin County. Question: What misconceptions do think people have about farming? Franklin Williams: Well, I think there could be any number of misconceptions. ... Read More »

The Dish on NC State Fair Cooking Competitions

State Fair

Are people still talking about your “Incredible Edible Egg” dish from the last coverd-dish supper? Is your chili the envy of your neighborhood? Do people pig out whenever you prepare your favorite pork dish? Well maybe this is your year to enter one the cooking competitions at the 2014 NC State Fair. All contest instructions can be found here on ... Read More »

Central NC planting calendar: What to grow and when

What Grows Here

Central North Carolina is a great place to garden. Just about any type of vegetable or fruit can grow here successfully, but you have to make sure you plant the appropriate varieties at the right time. Things like climate, season, and potential pests all have an impact on what and when to plant. If you love to garden and have ... Read More »