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 […]




Bunn Farm Blueberry Music Festival on June 25

May 23, 2016

Vollmer Farm’s “Blueberry Music Festival” returns for its second year. The celebration is especially poignant, as the farm is celebrating their blueberry crop while facing repercussions from their strawberry crop loss. They plan to make a […]




NC Nonprofit Plans Garden Plant Giveaways

April 19, 2016

Grow And Share Helps Get Gardeners Growing, or Helps Them Become Gardeners, to Increase the Local Food Supply Released by Grow And Share, Raleigh NC Over the next few weeks, tens of thousands of vegetable, […]




NC Industrial Hemp Assoc. Gathering Support

April 14, 2016

Industrial Hemp Farming Still Grounded in NC By Kay Whatley The North Carolina Industrial Hemp Association (NCIHA) has been gathering funds to start the state’s new Industrial Hemp Commission. As soon as the association raises $200,000, the […]




“Woodstock” in Johnston County on April 23rd

April 14, 2016

Johnston Community College’s Holds Its Woodstock Family-Fun Event By Kay Whatley, Editor Johnston Community College’s Howell Woods Environmental Learning Center is making plans for its eighth Howell Woodstock event on April 23, 2016. Howell Woodstock is […]




Bunn NC Farm Plans Spring Opening Day

April 12, 2016

By Kay Whatley, Editor If you’ve been waiting to pick fresh strawberries right from a Franklin County field, April 15, 2016, is your opportunity. Vollmer Farm in Bunn NC is opening for Spring picking on April […]




Deans Farm Market Holds Spring Fling May 7th

April 12, 2016

By Kay Whatley, Editor A Wilson County family farm is holding their eighth annual “Spring Fling” festival to kick off the strawberry season and give families a fun day. The Spring Fling is scheduled for May 7, 2016, 10am-2pm, at Deans […]




Get Ready for the Piedmont Farm Tour 2016

April 6, 2016

Originally published March 17, 2016. Updated April 6, 2016 — Kay Whatley, Editor Piedmont Farm Tour Returns with Spring! The 2016 Piedmont Farm Tour is scheduled, rain or shine, for April 23-24, 2016. The tour […]




Farm-to-Fork Dinner is 4-H Fundraiser

April 4, 2016

Locally Grown Meal in Louisburg NC to Raise Funds for 4-H Club By Kay Whatley, Editor To raise funds for the local 4-H children, a farm in Louisburg NC is holding a Farm-to-Fork dinner the evening […]




Carolina FiberFest: A Ten Year Love Affair

March 22, 2016

Contributed by Carolyn Beasley Ten years ago a group of fiber lovers dreamed of a fiber event in Eastern North Carolina. With much work Carolina FiberFest was born. Carolina FiberFest’s mission is to: educate the […]




Boulder County Commissioners Ending GE Crops

March 21, 2016

Boulder County Commissioners direct staff to develop a plan for transitioning county-owned agricultural land away from growing genetically engineered crops Released by Barb Halpin, Boulder County Commissioners’ Office At a public meeting today, the County Commissioners directed […]




From Sheep to Chic

March 21, 2016

Franklin County NC Farmer Turns Flock’s Wool into Hats and More By Kay Whatley, Editor Stop by Clover C Farm and you might see Carol Cheves hard at work knitting fashionable accessories with yarn she’s made right […]




Visit with Donkeys During Local Book’s Launch

March 18, 2016

Local Writer Launches the Book of Donkeys at Donkey Day Released by Donna Campbell Smith & Shannon Hoffman Local writer Donna Campbell Smith will be launching her latest book published by Lyons Press, The Book of Donkeys, […]




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