NC Ag Awareness Day is March 18 in Raleigh
Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler wants to see agriculture and agribusiness become a $100 billion industry in the near future. The current economic impact is $78 billion.
Activities will include visits with legislators and a rally on the Capitol Grounds featuring state leaders. Details>>
Faces in the Field: Amie Newsome, manager of the Charlotte Regional Farmers Market
The Charlotte Regional Farmers Market has a new market manager. Amie Newsome, a former Johnston County extension agent, became the first female full-time manager of the market in January.
As market manager, Newsome will oversee the market’s transformation to better address the needs of the city’s changing population.
Learn a little about Newsome and her vision for the market in this blog post and video. Read More>>
NCDA&CS launches focus on ag pollinators
Habitat loss, disease and environmental changes have contributed to the decline of pollinators, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The best way to reverse this is a multi-step approach to support pollinators through expanding and protecting habitats on the farm and protecting pollinators. Find out more about what the NCDA&CS is doing -- and how farmers and landowners can help. Details>>