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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 »

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 »

Learning at Farm Animal Days

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Dr. Todd See, Head of Animal Science, NCSU, highlights the many ways students, parents and teachers learned about animal agriculture at the 2015 Farm Animal Days. This hands-on experience is a highlight for many local schools and families. Make plans to join us again next year! Other Videos from 2015 Farm Animal Days Read More »

What do NCSU vets think consumers should know?

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NCSU College of Veterinary Medicine’s Dr. Barrett D. Slenning discusses his work with farmers and clients up and down the food chain to help them provide what society needs. Learn more about the use of antimicrobials in livestock in this video interview. Read More »

How do NCSU vets help ensure safe milk & foods?

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NCSU College of Veterinary Medicine’s Dr. Derek Foster discusses his work with both students and farmers to help ensure the health of all livestock, making sure they are producing safe and wholesome milk and foods. Check out this interview to learn more! Read More »

NCSU Vet School Open House – Great for families!

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Bring the family to NCSU College of Veterinary Medicine’s open house. Saturday, March 28th from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. One Health: Your Family,Your Health The “One Health” concept recognizes that the health of the environment influences the health of people and all animals–wildlife as well as pets, horses, and farm animals. One Health is of great interest to medical ... Read More »

Food Voice Video: “What is Genetic Engineering?” – Dr. Alan M. Jones

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We hear a lot about “GMOs,” but do we really understand what they are? In this Food Voice Video, Dr. Alan M. Jones, Cell Biologist at UNC Chapel Hill, helps us understand what genetic engineering is and why we have migrated from plant breeding. Read More »

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