NC Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Staff Fight Hurricane Florence Floodwaters at CEFS’ Field Research, Education and Outreach Facility

Hurricane Florence is one of the worst storms to hit North Carolina, ever.  CEFS' Field Research, Education, and Outreach Facility at Cherry Research Farm is located in Goldsboro, one of the hardest-hit areas of the state.  NC Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Research Station Manager Andy Meier and his crew have gone above and beyond -- as they always do in extreme situations -- to protect and care for livestock on the farm and minimize damage to crops and infrastructure. 

NCGT Apprentice Gigi Lytton, NC Catch and NC Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

July 2016 - Gigi is no stranger to the NCGT summer apprenticeship, having worked as the Lowes Foods apprentice last year. This summer, she has been working with NC Catch and the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services' "Got to Be NC Seafood" marketing initiative. Gigi applied for this apprenticeship because of [...]

2018-09-15T10:15:10-04:00July 26th, 2016|NCGT News|

NCGT Releases Farmstead Creamery Report

Photo by Debbie Roos. June 2015 -- NC Growing Together has released a baseline survey on North Carolina's growing farmstead creamery industry. A "farmstead" creamery, by definition, is one that manufactures on-farm, value-added dairy products made exclusively with milk from that farm. The survey summarizes data on 13 goat creameries and 10 cow [...]

2018-09-15T11:06:21-04:00June 2nd, 2015|NCGT News|

Updated Pricing and Quality Control Resources for Growers

March 2015 - NC Growing Together has updated several pricing and quality control resources for growers.  To supplement its popular guide Wholesale and Retail Product Specifications: Guidance and Best Practices for Fresh Produce, NCGT recently released a new Slide Set with additional photos to illustrate product quality and information from quality control specialists on proper [...]

2018-09-15T11:09:59-04:00April 1st, 2015|NCGT News|

Partner Profile: North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

April 2014 - NC Growing Together has many partners, but perhaps none with as long a history of working on agriculture in North Carolina as the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. "NCDA&CS has had marketing programs to help farmers connect with marketing opportunities literally for decades," says NCDA&CS' Domestic Marketing Manager [...]

2018-09-15T11:45:49-04:00May 2nd, 2014|NCGT News|