NC Tomato Growers Plan Referendum in March 2017

February 18, 2017

By Jack Ruff, NCDA&CS On February 16, 2017, it was announced that the NC Tomato Growers Association will conduct a statewide referendum in March to continue the $20 per acre assessment on harvested commercial tomatoes. […]




Organic, Livestock Focuses of Mount Olive NC Conference

February 6, 2017

The Carolina Farm Stewardship Association (CFSA) is holding a conference for NC farmers and growers. The Organic Commodities and Livestock Conference: A Training Event for Commercial-Scale Growers is scheduled for March 6, 2017. The conference includes presentations […]




Black Mountain NC Site of Herb Symposium June 2-5

February 6, 2017

Registration is open for the 2017 Medicines from the Earth Herb Symposium, scheduled for June 2-5, 2017, at Blue Ridge Assembly, 84 Blue Ridge Circle, in Black Mountain, North Carolina. This year’s symposium theme is “Inflammation and Botanical Medicine.” […]




USDA Announces Grants Available for Organic Growing

December 8, 2016

USDA Announces $3.8 Million for Research to Help Farmers and Ranchers Meet Growing Demand for Organic Products By Kelly Sprute, nifa.usda.gov The US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today […]




NC Agritourism Farms Hosting Fun Holiday Activities

November 30, 2016

MONDAY, NOV. 21, 2016 By Annie Baggett, NCDA&CS Farms across the state are opening up to visitors for the holidays, offering choose-and-cut Christmas trees, winter hayrides, visits with Santa and other fun activities. “Agritourism is a […]




NC Symposium Examines Human-Animal Health Connections

November 21, 2016

One Medicine Symposium Returns for 13th Year Dr. Anna Allen, NCDA&CS Emergency Programs Division Veterinarians, physicians and other health professionals will gather in Durham next month to learn more about the intersection of human and animal […]




First NC industrial Hemp Commission Draws Crowd

November 2, 2016

By Kay Whatley, Editor The first NC industrial Hemp Commission (NCIHC) meeting was held at the state fairgrounds on November 1, 2016, at 2pm. In addition to the newly appointed Commissioners was Mr. Troxler, a […]




1st NC Industrial Hemp Association Meeting Postponed from Nov. 1

October 6, 2016

**UPDATE received Oct. 6, 2016, from the North Carolina Industrial Hemp Association (NCIHA): “We have been advised that the North Caroline Industrial Hemp Commission has been Appointed in full! The NCIHA is making efforts to meet with the [state] NCIHC in the near future. “Our originally scheduled Nov. 1st Meeting of the NCIHA has been postponed with a […]




NC Agritourism Opportunities Abound for Fall

September 1, 2016

Released by Annie Baggett, agritourism marketing specialist, NCDA&CS From celebrating alpacas to picking apples and from corn mazes to pumpkin patches, NC agritourism farms are full of family fun this fall. “Whether it’s picking fruits and […]




Free Cantaloupe at Zebulon Market on July 23

July 22, 2016

Contributed by Maurine Brown, Farmers’ Market Manager Come to the Zebulon Farm Fresh Market (ZFFM) on July 23, 2016, for free Cantaloupe to the first 50 Customers! All Cantaloupes are courtesy of Rob’s Fresh Produce. Stop […]




NC Wildlife Holding Coyote Workshops

July 6, 2016

Released by Jessie Birckhead, ncwildlife.org The NC Wildlife Resources Commission, along with NC State Cooperative Extension and USDA Wildlife Services, is holding two coyote conflict management workshops for landowners who want to learn about available […]




First NC Hemp Fest Planned for June 11

May 27, 2016

The North Carolina Industrial Hemp Association (NCIHA) is organizing first NC Hemp Fest, a day of family fun and information for those interested in industrial hemp. Growing of industrial hemp is expected to begin in 2017, and […]




First Fruits Farm’s Fishing Derby is May 28

May 25, 2016

This Saturday, First Fruits Farm in Louisburg NC is holding a fishing derby. All ages are welcome, registration is free, and fishing prizes will be awarded. Make plans to join the fun at this third annual […]




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