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North Carolina AgTrivia at the NC State Fair

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The 2015 North Carolina State Fair! The NC State Fair never fails to make me feel like a kid again and this year’s bonus for me … I get to talk to y’all about North Carolina Agriculture! The Feed the Dialogue NC team will be located in the Jim Graham building sharing information – you know how we’ve been teasing ... Read More »

Be A Good Egg, Take A Virtual Farm Tour!

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Education Station provides educators with access and resources – this fun feature virtual field trip teaches students about the importance of a protein rich breakfast and how fresh foods get from the farm to their table. Also included are lesson plans, activities, farmer spotlights & more! Be a Good Egg and Register Now for the October 15th, 1pm Field Trip: ... Read More »

Football, the Fair and NC Agricultural Gratitude

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year. That’s right ladies and gentleman it is Football and NC State Fair season. Next Saturday, October 3rd, NC State plays Louisville at 12:30pm – before the Pack takes the field, North Carolina State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences will host their 24th annual tailgate event, celebrating agricultural and agribusiness families ... Read More »

NC 4H Char-Grill Cooking Contest

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  Yesterday I had the pleasure of spending my morning with some amazing North Carolina chefs – they were all under the age of 18 and cooking outdoors at The Court of North Carolina on the campus of North Carolina State University. The North Carolina 4H Congress runs through Tuesday and as part of their program they hold a state ... Read More »

The Independence of a Family Farm

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I love wide open spaces, North Carolina places and meeting new faces – so I jumped at that chance to make the trip to Lazy O Farm in Johnston County, NC. Tami and David Thompson were kind enough to invite us for a visit at the same time as Laura Rogers from the North Carolina Soybean Producers Association. Laura stops in ... Read More »

The North Carolina Poultry Industry is Prepared

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*All poultry owners are now required to register for an NCFarmID, no matter how many birds they own. This new requirement by the North Carolina Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services is being enacted to further protect NC’s poultry farms. Registration begins August 1st: http://www.ncagr.gov/ncfarmid/index.htm As most people have read by now, HPAI, the current strain of bird flu has made ... Read More »

Strawberry farm provides hands-on ag education – Strawberry City

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Kids love NC Strawberries, but what do they know about how they are grown? Brent and Sue Leggett run Strawberry City in Nashville, NC, and work closely with local school groups to provide a hands-on ag education experience with a very sweet reward. Read More »

Do Your GMO Homework

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“Agriculture is the most healthful, most useful and most noble employment of man.” George Washington Get ready because this is a hot topic and goodness knows people have opinions. Truth – I hadn’t formed my stance – then I did some research and went looking for solid science. Okay, let’s go ahead and get the disclaimers out of the way. ... Read More »

Meet the farm family behind Simply Natural Creamery

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Ever wonder who the farmers are behind the dairy products you love? Meet Neil Moye from Simply Natural Dairy from Ormondsville, NC and learn about his family dairy and creamery operation and how they care for the cows that help produce the milk and ice cream we all enjoy. Read More »