Archives for the ‘Features’ Category

Emphasis on Agriculture Education

Fall 2013 • Category: Features

Warren County Farm Bureau is supporting Warren County Middle School science teacher Crystal Boyd in many ways during her year as part of the Kenan Fellows Program.
Farm Bureau Partners with Warren County Teacher to Build Greater Awareness of Food Production
Do you know how many agriculture elements have to come together in order for 300 million [...]

Safety First

Fall 2013 • Category: Features

The N.C. Agromedicine Institute conducts and promotes research, intervention, outreach and education to improve the health and safety of the agricultural community.
Avoiding Injury and Health Complications Takes on Greater Importance in North Carolina
Working around live animals and powerful machinery just comes with the territory for a North Carolina farmer, fisher or forester. However, leaders and [...]

Great N.C. Grasses

Fall 2013 • Category: Features

Durham Bulls Athletic Park

Albemarle Plantation Golf

Currituck Beach Lighthouse at Corolla

Cold Mountain rises 6,030 feet above sea level. It’s part of the Great Balsam Range in the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Pinehurst Golf Course No.2

The Highland Games at Grandfather Mountain

Left: Horses in Southern Pines
Right Top: The Guilford Courthouse National Military Park
Right Bottom: The Executive Mansion in Raleigh

Oh, Christmas Tree!

Fall 2013 • Category: Features

White House Chooses North Carolina  Fraser Firs 12 Times Since 1966
Last year marked the 12th time since 1966 that a North Carolina-grown Christmas tree was chosen to be the official tree at the White House. The most recent honor went to Rusty and Beau Estes, owners of Peak Farm in Ashe County.
Photo Caption: The official [...]

Protecting Its Own

Fall 2013 • Category: Features

Paratroopers of 3rd Battalion, 325th Infantry Regiment, move toward an objective during live-fire exercises at Fort Bragg in December 2005. The state’s largest military installation has a multi-faceted program to protect the base’s forests while preserving suitable training areas for the troops.
Fort Bragg Pushes Environmental Efforts to Keep Natural Resources Healthy

At the same [...]

Navigating the Requirements of the Affordable Care Act

Fall 2013 • Category: Features

It’s the policy change that sparked Capitol Hill debate rarely seen—the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
Starting in 2014, the Affordable Care Act will extend health coverage to millions of Americans. This development will be done, in part, by offering tax credits to help low- and middle-income Americans afford private coverage. These new tax credits, [...]

Wet & Wonderful N.C.

Summer 2013 • Category: Features

Left: Heron in Pamlico County.  Right: Swain County stream

Sailing at Cape Fear

Left: Surf fishing. Right: Looking Glass Falls in Transylvania County

Southport marina

Falls Lake in Wake County

Brunswick County pier

Caviar in Caldwell County

Summer 2013 • Category: Features

LaPaz Group, the parent company of Atlantic Sturgeon & Caviar, operates several facilities in Happy Valley in the northeast section of Caldwell County.
Operation Produces Delicacies and Benefits N.C. State University
Yadkin County Farm Bureau member Joe Doll used to fly cargo planes around the globe, giving him the opportunity to taste cuisine not usually found in [...]

Healthy Gains for Healthier Foods

Summer 2013 • Category: Features

Interest in eating locally grown food is gaining significant momentum in North Carolina.
The 10 Percent Campaign, a Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS) initiative, encourages all North Carolinians to spend 10 percent of their existing food dollars on locally grown and produced foods.
The campaign has now tracked more than $25 million in local food purchases [...]

Tractor, Trucks and More

Summer 2013 • Category: Features

The Machines and Methods That Get Food to Your Table
How those sweet potatoes, tomatoes or chicken breasts make their way from the farm to your table takes a variety of different transportation methods. Tractors, trucks, trains and more all have a part in the moving of agriculture products through North Carolina and beyond.
As the machines [...]