Summer Field Days are A Success

Two of the state’s largest field days, the Northeast Ag Expo and the Blackland Farm Managers Tour, were held over the last few weeks and both were great successes. The Northeast Ag Expo was held on July 26 and drew several hundred farmers to NC Spuds/Perdue Farms in Elizabeth City. The NCSPA was a major sponsor…

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NCSPA at the Southern Farm Show

Did you catch the Southern Farm Show last week? The NCSPA did! It was a great few days to catch up with members and share all the great resources the association has available to help improve yields and profitability. If you missed it, be sure to check out the NCSPA’s new app to get all…

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Rural Broadband Access Survey

Let decision makers and internet service providers know how much rural American needs reliable, high-speed internet access. For many in rural America, reliable broadband internet access is becoming more important on the farm as new technologies are embraced. However, internet access in rural America often lags behind that of urban centers. How well connected is your…

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NCSPA Sponsors N.C. A&T Small Farms Week

N.C. Aricultural and Technical State University is holding its 33rd annual Small Farms Week this week to pay tribute to the importance of small farms to agriculture in the state, and the NCSPA is a sponsor. The event began Mar. 25 in Duplin Co. with a panel discussion of master farmers and local farm tours.…

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Tractors & Trains Festival

The NCSPA was on hand last weekend for the Tractors & Trains Festival at the N.C. Transportation Museum in Spencer, N.C. to talk to attendees about farming and answer their questions about agriculture. Board member Jason Starnes and his wife, Robin, assisted outreach education coordinator, Laura Rogers, at the NCSPA exhibit and interacted with thousands…

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NCSPA Educates Kids About Agriculture

The pleasant weather of spring and fall brings festivals and fun, and many events where the NCSPA can educate people about agriculture and soy. These days, most people are one or more generations removed from the farm, so the Association takes every opportunity to help people understand what growers do every day and why. Recently…

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Homegrown in the Park in Alamance County

The NCSPA was on hand at Alamance County Farm Bureau’s Homegrown in the Park on Apr. 27. The event, held in Burlington City Park, celebrated the county’s agricultural heritage and the future of ag industry there. Many commodity associations had exhibits at the event, including the NCSPA. Board member, Michael McPherson, and his wife Renee,…

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NCSPA at N.C. State’s Farm Animal Days

NC. State’s annual Farm Animal Days were Apr. 24-26, and the NCSPA had a booth at the event to talk to the thousands of children who attended about soy and agriculture. The event gives school children from pre-school through first grade the chance to see and touch farm animals, get in tractors, learn about agriculture…

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