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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 »

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 »

Food Voice: Don Butler

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Farmers and ag community members are invaluable to North Carolina communities not just because they help to feed us, but because in times of crisis, they step up to the plate to build a better future. One of our favorite stories of farmers helping others is about the pork industry stepping up to help Camp Don Lee build an Environmental ... Read More »

#Fighthunger Like A #FarmerFoodHero


Recently, we wrote a post thanking the farmers and food producers, like former NFL player Jason Smith and Tyson Foods, who help provide food for others during this holiday season. Not everyone can farm or help to produce food, but there are ways that you can become a food hero in your community. Here are 3 ways to help you ... Read More »

Friday’s Featured Farmer: Holly Grove Farm

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This Friday’s Featured Farmer is Debbie Craig from Holly Grove Farm. Debbie’s farm and dairy is located in Mount Olive, NC, where she and her family raise goats and hogs, as well as make delicious goat milk chevre cheese! To learn more about Holly Grove Farm, please visit http://www.hollygrovecheese.com/ , where you can learn more about their cheese products and ... Read More »

Friday’s Featured Farmer: Wells & Sons, Inc

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This week’s featured farmer is DeKalb Wells from Wells & Sons, Inc. DeKalb’s family farm is located in the heart of Duplin County in Rose Hill, North Carolina, where they raise hogs, poultry, and cattle. Thanks for helping us Feed the Dialogue! Read More »

Celebrating Old North State Agriculture

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Today is a special day in North Carolina. It’s the first day of our state fair, marking 147th time we’re celebrating the rich history of North Carolina and pay tribute to our local agriculture. Farming has always been a major part of North Carolina culture and as the recent Census of Agriculture results showed, our farmers continue to hold one ... Read More »

The Dish on NC State Fair Cooking Competitions

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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 »

North Carolina Goes Whole Hog!

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Whether you are a Tarheel native or you moved here and now like calling North Carolina home, there’s a good chance you have enjoyed some local pork barbecue. North Carolina is known for a lot of things – the Wright Brothers’ first flight at Kill Devil Hills, basketball, our beaches and mountains – but perhaps nothing says North Carolina more ... Read More »