Agriculture

Agriculture
4-H and Home Demonstration among African Americans: North Carolina's African American Extension Service
by Manor, Amy, Pronovost, Emily. Originally published as "4-H and Home Demonstration among African Americans", Green 'N' Growing, The History of Home Demonstration and 4-H Youth Development in North Carolina, NCSU Libraries. [...] (from NCSU Libraries.)
Adult Education
by Williams, Wiley J., Hagan, Nancy E., Rhine, Zoe. Adult Education by Nancy E. Hagan, 2006 Additional research provided by Zoe Rhine and Wiley J. Williams. See also: Community Colleges; Extension Service;  Vocational [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Agricultural Economy of Antebellum Life
by LeCount, Charles. One hundred fifty years ago, nearly all North Carolinians made their living by farming. And even the majority of those who did not actually farm were still tied to the state’s agricultural economy: [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
Agricultural Experiment Stations
by Williams, Wiley J. The legislative act of 27 Feb. 1877 that established the North Carolina Department of Agriculture (NCDA) and a Board of Agriculture also created the North Carolina Agricultural Experiment Station, [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Agricultural Society
by Williams, Wiley J. The Agricultural Society of North Carolina was organized in December 1818 in Raleigh with Governor John Branch as ex officio president and Joseph Gales Sr., publisher of the Raleigh Register, as [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Agriculture - Part 1: Overview
by Hill, Michael, LeCount, Charles, Coclanis, Peter A., Hall, Stephanie, Heiser, Will M., Yeargin, W. W. Part i: Overview; Part ii: Improvements in Farming Technology and the Burgeoning of "Mega Farms"; Part iii: Changes in the Agricultural Labor Force; Part iv: Field Crops, Livestock, [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Agriculture - Part 2: Improvements in farming technology
by Hill, Michael. Part i: Overview; Part ii: Improvements in Farming Technology and the Burgeoning of "Mega Farms"; Part iii: Changes in the Agricultural Labor Force; Part iv: Field Crops, Livestock, [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Agriculture - Part 3: Changes in the agricultural labor force
by Hill, Michael. Part i: Overview; Part ii: Improvements in Farming Technology and the Burgeoning of "Mega Farms"; Part iii: Changes in the Agricultural Labor Force; Part iv: Field Crops, Livestock, [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Agriculture - Part 4: Field crops, livestock, and other agricultural products
by Hill, Michael. Part i: Overview; Part ii: Improvements in Farming Technology and the Burgeoning of "Mega Farms"; Part iii: Changes in the Agricultural Labor Force; Part iv: Field Crops, Livestock, [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Agriculture - Part 5: References
by Hill, Michael. Part i: Overview; Part ii: Improvements in Farming Technology and the Burgeoning of "Mega Farms"; Part iii: Changes in the Agricultural Labor Force; Part iv: Field Crops, Livestock, [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Agriculture and Consumer Services, Department of
by Williams, Wiley J. As early as 1860, North Carolina governor John W. Ellis urged the General Assembly to set up a board of agriculture. Legislators ignored the request because of their concern over the impending Civil [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Agriculture in North Carolina during the Great Depression
by Bishop, RoAnn. Agriculture in North Carolina during the Great Depression Originally published as "Difficult Days on Tar Heel Farms" by RoAnn Bishop Reprinted with permission from the Tar Heel Junior [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
Apples
by Castle, Sheri. Apples Originally published as "Take Your Pick of North Carolina Apples" By Sheri Castle Reprinted with permission from Tar Heel Junior Historian, Spring 2007. Tar Heel Junior Historian [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
Arator
by Anderson, Jean B. Arator, or the Plowman, was an agricultural periodical published monthly by its editor Thomas J. Lemay from 1855 to 1857. Lemay had been prevailed on by the North Carolina State Agricultural Society [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Auman, Watts: Peach Picking Time
by Cecelski, David S. Watts Auman's peach orchard and roadside stand are just outside of West End, in the pine barrens of Moore County. I try to get by there at least once a summer. Auman grows 18 varieties of peaches, [...] (from Listening to History, News and Observer.)
Bailey, Neil Alexander
by Stewart, James. Neil Alexander Bailey* was the first African-American agricultural extension agent in the state of North Carolina. He was born in Harnett County, North Carolina, the son of Edward and Phillis McLean [...] (from NCSU Libraries.)
Barns
by Harris, Laura. Barns have been used in North Carolina to protect farm animals and store crops and farm equipment since the early days of European settlement. The design of a barn was strongly related to the [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Berries, Strawberry and Blueberry
by Case, Steven, Kemp, Amy. In 2001, the General Assembly named the strawberry as the official Red Berry of North Carolina and named the blueberry as the official Blue Berry of the state (Session laws, 2001, c. 488). The same [...] (from Government & Heritage Library, State Library of North Carolina.)
Blue Mold
by Yeargin, W. W. Blue mold, a fungal disease, decreases or destroys tobacco quality. Initially it was diagnosed in 1921 in tobacco plant beds in Georgia, and by 1931 it had found its way southward to Florida and [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Blue, John
by Stewart, Sara M. Farming, especially cotton farming, was very hard work during the 1800s. Toward the end of that century, cotton was the main cash crop for the southeastern part of Richmond County and other areas of [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
Boll Weevils
by Helms, Douglas. Boll weevils, or cotton boll weevils, were a significant problem to North Carolina cotton growers during much of the twentieth century. The boll weevil (Anthonomus grandis) came to the attention of [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Boyette, Mike
by Shore, Dee. Dr. Mike Boyette remembers the kinds of problems that kept his tobacco-farming father up at night—worries ranging from storms and drought to insects and diseases. What he did not imagine as a child, [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
Branchhead Boys
by Williams, Wiley J. In his gubernatorial campaign of 1948, W. Kerr Scott strongly appealed to voters whose roots were in the soil. Scott called them "Branchhead Boys," referring to people who lived at the head of the [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Cameron, Paul Carrington
by Sanders, Charles Richard. Paul Carrington Cameron, planter, agricultural reformer, railway and road builder, and friend of education, was born at Stagville, the home of his grandfather, Richard Bennehan. Son of Duncan and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Cattle Drives
by Templeton, Lee Plummer. Cattle drives, made famous in western states such as Texas and Oklahoma during the nineteenth century, were actually undertaken in North Carolina before the end of the colonial period. Tens of [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Cole Manufacturing Company
by Helms, Douglas. Cole Manufacturing Company was founded by brothers E. M. and E. A. Cole in Charlotte in January 1900 to manufacture seed planters invented and patented by E. M. Cole. Brightly painted farm implements [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Collards
by Albright, Alex. Collards, also called collard greens or simply "greens," grow throughout the South and probably as much as any food delineate the culinary boundaries of the Mason-Dixon Line. Sometimes defined as [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Colored Farmers' Alliance
by Losse, Helen. The Colored Farmers' Alliance was created when an agricultural depression hit the South around 1870 and farmers began to organize themselves into radical political groups. It paralleled the white [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Crop Lien System
by Johnson, K. Todd. Crop lien system was inaugurated in North Carolina in March 1867, when the General Assembly passed an Act to Secure Advances for Agricultural Purposes. Most former Confederate states passed similar [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Current, Ruth Augusta
by Stewart, James. Current, Ruth Augusta By James Stewart, NCSU Libraries, 2016 22 Nov. 1900-24 Jan. 1967 Ruth Current was a veteran leader of Home Demonstration for the North Carolina [...] (from NCSU Libraries.)
Dairy Industry
by Middlesworth, Chester Paul. Until commercial dairies became commonplace in the early years of the twentieth century, milking dairy cows was a daily chore on North Carolina farms, providing families with fresh milk, cream, and [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Edwards, Alonzo Clay
by Edwards, Herman. Alonzo Clay Edwards, farmer, Sunday school superintendent, and legislator, was born in Hookerton, the son of Dr. Grandison C. Edwards, a country physician, and Katharine E. Herman, a schoolteacher [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Electricity's Impact on Rural Life
by Jones, Lu Ann. Electricity's Impact on Rural Life "The Day the Lights Came on" by Lu Ann Jones Reprinted with permission from the Tar Heel Junior Historian. Spring 1985. Tar Heel Junior Historian [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
Everett, Sallie Baker
by Pittman, William R. Everett, Sallie Baker By William R. Pittman, 1986 26 Feb. 1888–29 Apr. 1975 Sallie Baker Everett, farm and political leader, was born in the Halifax County town of Palmyra to LaFayette John [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Extension Service
by McGee, Barry. Extension Service by Barry McGee, 2006 See also: Four-H Clubs; Live-at-Home Program(NC Museum of History); Live-at-Home Program (Encyclopedia of North Carolina); Adult [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Farm and Factory Struggles
by Bishop, RoAnn. By the 1920s, North Carolina had become the nation’s largest producer of cotton textiles and the leading industrial state in the Southeast. At the same time, it boasted more farms than every state [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
Farm Bureau Federation
by McGee, Barry. The Farm Bureau Federation is North Carolina's largest general farm organization, offering a diversity of activities, programs, and services to meet the state's agricultural needs. No record exists [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Farm-Life Schools
by Jones, H. G. The establishment of high schools early in the twentieth century, though an important educational advance, benefited only a small fraction of North Carolina's school-age children-most of whom lived [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Farmers' Alliance
by Hunt, James L. The Farmers' Alliance, formally known as the North Carolina State Farmers' Alliance and Industrial Union, was a large and influential organization of farmers and rural citizens that was founded in [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Fences
by Johnson, K. Todd. Free range for livestock was the common practice in North Carolina and the rest of the South from earliest settlement until the late nineteenth century. To keep livestock-defined as horses, mules, [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Field Names
by Powell, William S. Field names were used in the British Isles to facilitate identification in farm records, to simplify the laying out of tasks, or in the discussion of seasonal plans. They also were used in wills and [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Fisher, Alfred: Bay River
by Cecelski, David S. I visited Alfred Fisher in Pamlico County, three hours east of Raleigh. Now retired from his job as a chemist at a Weyerhaeuser pulp mill, he is active in the county historical society and has been [...] (from Listening to History, News and Observer.)
Four-H Clubs
by Whisnant, Scott. Four-H Clubs grew out of efforts by numerous people to improve educational and other opportunities for farm families in America. In the early years of the twentieth century, clubs were organized in [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Gardner, Monroe Evans
by Carroll, Grady L. E. Monroe Evans Gardner, educator, scientist, and administrator, was born in Blacksburg, Va., the son of Charles Wesley and Flora Evans Gardner. He was educated at Blacksburg High School and Virginia [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Ginseng Trade
by Wegner, Ansley Herring. Ginseng is a hardy perennial that proliferates along the biodiverse forest floors in the Appalachian Mountains. The root of the ginseng plant was so highly prized in China for its medicinal uses that [...] (from Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History.)
Graber, Robert Walter
by Stewart, James. Graeber, Robert Walter (R.W.) By James Stewart, NCSU Libraries, 2016 1 Jan. 1888 - 19 July 1967 R. W. Graeber was a pioneer of North Carolina’s forestry extension service and [...] (from NCSU Libraries.)
Graham, William Alexander, Jr.
by Anderson, Jean Bradley. William Alexander Graham, Jr., farmer and state commissioner of agriculture, was born in Hillsborough, the third of nine sons of William Alexander Graham, a governor of North Carolina and secretary [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Grange
by Zipf, Karin Lorene. The Grange, also known as the Order of the Patrons of Husbandry, is a rural organization that promotes community values and serves as a vehicle for farmers to mold and shape state policies. The [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Grasses
by Shires, Nancy P. Because of its moderate climate, well-distributed rainfall, and wide variation of altitude and soil conditions, North Carolina has a relatively large number of grasses-some 360 species and varieties [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hog Farming
by Jones, James R. Hog farming, an important part of North Carolina agriculture since colonial days, has grown into a massive industry with a gross value in excess of $2 billion annually. In the latter years of the [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hoggard, Helen: Salt Pork And Cracklings
by Cecelski, David S. I recently visited Helen Hoggard to learn about old-fashioned hog killings. Born in 1917, she grew up on a farm in Bertie County, 120 miles east of Raleigh. Pork was the cornerstone of Southern [...] (from Listening to History, News and Observer.)
Horne Creek Living Historical Farm
by Turney, Lisa R. Horne Creek Living Historical Farm in southeastern Surry County, a North Carolina State Historic Site, grew out of an interest on the part of a broad-based coalition of businesspeople, educators, [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Inter-State Farmers' Conference
by Hunt, James L. The Inter-State Farmers' Conference, held in Raleigh in August 1888, was the Second Annual Meeting of the Inter-State Farmers' Association. The association had been formally organized by elite [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Jeffreys, George Washington
by Neville, John D. George Washington Jeffreys, clergyman, agriculturalist, and author, of Person County, entered The University of North Carolina in 1813 and remained there for one academic year. In 1817 he married [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Jenkins, Ammie: Where The Cool Waters Run In Her Memory
by Cecelski, David S. I visited Ammie Jenkins in Spring Lake, in Cumberland County, 50 miles south of Raleigh. She is one of the state's most dynamic advocates for black farming and landownership. As the founder and [...] (from Listening to History, News and Observer.)
Jessup, Ann Matthews
by Mathis, Treva W. Ann Matthews Jessup, Quaker minister, missionary, and horticulturist, was born in Pennsylvania, the daughter of Walter and Mary Matthews. She married first, John Floyd, and second, Thomas Jessup, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Junebugs
by Mills, Jerry Leath. Junebugs, more properly called green June beetles, are common to North Carolina and other southeastern states. The insect emerges in June and July from its larval form into an adult beetle averaging [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Kudzu
by Calton, Brooke. Kudzu (Pueraria lobata), or "kuzu" as it is known in Japan, was introduced to the United States in 1876 as part of the Japanese pavilion at the Philadelphia Centennial Exposition. In Japan it is [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Land Grant Colleges
by Towles, Louis P. Land Grant Colleges by Louis P. Towles, 2006 See also: North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University; North Carolina State University; Land Grants Land Grant Colleges were [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Linen
by Blethen, H. Tyler. Linen, woven from fibers obtained from the flax plant, was an important fabric in many European areas, especially in the northern Irish province of Ulster. Flax and linen products were initially [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Live-at-Home Program
by Thompson, Michael D. Live-at-Home Program by Michael D. Thompson, 2006 See also: Live-at-Home Program (NC Museum of History) The Live-at-Home program, [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Live-at-Home Program
by Bell-Kite, Diana. The Live-at-Home program was a state-wide agricultural initiative that North Carolina Governor O. Max Gardner inaugurated upon taking office in 1929. Striving to combat rural poverty during a major [...] (from North Carolina Museum of History.)
Livestock
by LeCount, Charles. Livestock by Charles LeCount, 2006 See also: Cattle Drives; Hog Farming; Horses; Mules; Poultry. Livestock is a term [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Lord's Acre Plan
by Sanders, Marc. The Lord's Acre Plan, calling for farmers to devote some portion of their crops or livestock to God, was set forth by the Religious Affairs Division of the Farmer's Federation in 1930. James McClure, [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Lowe, Dazelle Foster
by Pronovost, Emily, von der Heide, Mary. Lowe, Dazelle Foster By Mary von der Heide and Emily Pronovost, NCSU Libraries, 2007 Originally published in Green 'N' Growing, The History of Home Demonstration and 4-H Youth Development in [...] (from NCSU Libraries.)
Luelling, Henderson
by Thompson, Paul B. Henderson Luelling, nurseryman and agricultural entrepreneur, was born in Randolph County, the son of Mesheck Luelling, a physician and nurseryman of Welsh descent and a member of the Back Creek [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Macon, Nathaniel (from Tar Heel Junior Historian)
by Roule, R. Charles, III. Following the War of 1812, North Carolina seemed to  lapse into a “sleep” of comfort. Planters from eastern North Carolina remained perfectly content to raise crops, get them to market, and make [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
Massey, Wilbur Fisk
by Kearney, H. Thomas, Jr. Wilbur Fisk Massey, horticulturist, educator, and agricultural journalist, was born in Onancock, Accomac County, Va., the son of James A. and Anne Parker Massey. After spending much of his childhood [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
McKimmon, Jane (from Tar Heel Junior Historian)
by Benner, Louise. In 1945 Jane Simpson McKimmon wrote a book called When We’re Green We Grow. The book told the story of McKimmon’s career as leader of North Carolina’s home demonstration agents, who traveled the [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
Migrant Workers
by Williams, Wiley J. Migrant workers have been a mainstay of North Carolina's agricultural economy since around 1900. Before that time, the farm labor population had generally been made up of indentured servants, African [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Mitchell, John W.
by Stewart, James. Mitchell, John William By James Stewart, NCSU Libraries, 2015 Originally published as "Life of An Extension Agent: John W. Mitchell," Special Collections News, NCSU Libraries, December 11, [...] (from NCSU Libraries.)
Mule Day
by Faulkner, Ronnie W. Mule Day is an annual celebration drawing tens of thousands of visitors to the small Johnston County town of Benson. Held in late September, the event was started in 1949 by Nowell Smith Jr., with [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Mules
by Mills, Jerry Leath. Mules were common features of the North Carolina landscape until the mid-twentieth century. From a census number of 125,608 in 1940, mules have declined so precipitously in the state-beaten out by [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
NC State Fair: Agriculture (from Tar Heel Junior Historian)
by Bishop, RoAnn. Agriculture lies at the heart of the North Carolina State Fair. You can tell that by the many varieties of livestock, produce, and farm equipment exhibited at the annual autumn event. From grand [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
NC State Fair: History (from Tar Heel Junior Historian)
by McLaurin, Melton. In the years before the Civil War, North Carolina’s farmers faced many problems. Many were illiterate, and an even larger number were just barely able to read and write. Farmers relied on oral [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
NC State Fair: Technology
by Overton, Heather. The North Carolina State Agricultural Society, which produced the State Fair for seven decades before it began officially in 1853, focused primarily on agricultural reform, not attractions. Its [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
Nelson, Loraine Carter: If Threshers Spent The Night
by Cecelski, David S. Loraine Carter Nelson recently sent me a lovely memoir recalling her childhood growing up with eight brothers and sisters in the Blue Ridge Mountains. That was near the village of Democrat, 17 miles [...] (from Listening to History, News and Observer.)
Nickels for Know-How
by Norris, Thomas L., Jr. Nickels for Know-How was the title of a program created following World War II to support scientific research to improve crop production and farming methods. Established by legislative action in [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
North Carolina Cotton Growers Association
by Porter, Matthew C. North Carolina Cotton Growers Association by Matthew C. Porter, 2006 The North Carolina Cotton Growers Association [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
North Carolina Crop Improvement Association
by Williams, Wiley J. The North Carolina Crop Improvement Association, designated by state law as the official agency for seed certification in North Carolina, had its origin in the North Carolina Purebred Crop Seed [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
North Carolina Society in 1953 and in 2003
by Freeze, Gary. North Carolina has always been a place where the old and the new live side by side. The time period from 1953 to 2003 is no different. Although patterns from the past, such as eating barbecue or [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
North Carolina State University
by Harris, William C. North Carolina State University by William C. Harris, 2006 See also: Agricultural Experiment Stations; College of Design, University of North Carolina System North Carolina State [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Okra
by Powell, William S. Okra, a popular vegetable of the mallow family grown in North Carolina and elsewhere in the South, is believed to be named for the town of Accra, Ghana, in West Africa. From there in the eighteenth [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Penderlea
by Cottle, Ann Southerland. The northwestern corner of Pender County may seem an unlikely spot for a somewhat radical government experiment. But ingenuity, hard work, and investment by the government and Wilmington businessman [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
Pine Bark Beetles
by Smith, Lisa D. Three species of pine bark beetles-ips beetles, black turpentine beetles, and southern pine beetles-destroy significant numbers of North Carolina's extensive pine tree population each year. Of these [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Pogue, Joseph Ezekiel, Sr.
by . Joseph Ezekiel Pogue, Sr., tobacco manufacturer and Raleigh public official, was born September 13, 1851 in Rogersville Junction, Tennessee in Jefferson County, to Reverend John Pogue, a [...] (from North Carolina State University.)
Poultry
by Jones, Lu Ann. Once ubiquitous on North Carolina farms, the practice of keeping domesticated birds for eggs or meat evolved into a specialized billion-dollar industry in the latter half of the twentieth century. In [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Schaub, Ira Obed
by Toler, Maurice S. Schaub, Ira Obed by Maurice S. Toler, 1994 28 Sept. 1880–13 Sept. 1971 See also North Carolina Crop Improvement Association Ira Obed Schaub, educator and agricultural extension leader, was [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Sherwood, Francis Webber
by Sherwood, Mary Bates. Francis Webber Sherwood, agricultural scientist and college professor, was born in Raleigh, the son of Francis Webber and Mary Bates Sherwood. His ancestors can be traced to the Mayflower (John [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Simpkins, Mary Lea: The Yates Mill
by Cecelski, David S. Mary Lea Simpkins grew up around one of the state's oldest grist mills, the Yates Mill just off Lake Wheeler Road south of Raleigh. For more than 200 years the Yates Mill ground meal and flour for [...] (from Listening to History, News and Observer.)
Slave Narratives
by Nash, Steven E., Criner, Allyson C. Slave Narratives by Allyson C. Criner and Steven E. Nash, 2006 See also:  Harriet Jacobs; Moses Grandy; Hannah Bond; Lunsford Lane Slave narratives, firsthand accounts of [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Sorsby, Nicholas Turner
by Long, Dorothy. Sorsby, Nicholas Turner by Dorothy Long, 1994 20 June 1818–27 Feb. 1868 Nicholas Turner Sorsby, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Stagville
by McFarland, Kenneth. Stagville by Kenneth McFarland, 2006 Stagville, an eastern Orange County (now Durham County) plantation of several thousand acres, initially belonged to Virginia-born merchant Richard Bennehan [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
State Fair
by McLaurin, Melton. State Fair by Melton McLaurin, 2006 The North Carolina State Fair, created in 1853 by the North Carolina State Agricultural Society, was designed as the society's principal agency for the [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Strowd, William Franklin
by Wager, Paul W. Strowd, William Franklin by Paul W. Wager, 1994 7 Dec. 1832–12 Dec. 1911 William Franklin Strowd, farm leader and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
The Sod Busters: The Small Family Farmer and North Carolina Agriculture 1920-2001
by Parramore, Thomas C., Watson, Harry L., Nathans, Sydney, Anderson, Jean Bradley, Clayton, Thomas H., Fenn, Elizabeth A., Wood, Peter H. By Elizabeth A. Fenn, Peter H. Wood, Harry L. Watson, Thomas H. Clayton, Sydney Nathans, Thomas C. Parramore, and Jean B. Anderson; Maps by Mark Anderson Moore. Edited by Joe A. Mobley. [...] (from The Way We Lived in North Carolina, NC Office of Archives and History and UNC Press.)
Tobacco Barrels: Hogsheads
by Holcomb, Alison. Tobacco Barrels: Hogsheads "Analyzing an Artifact: What in the World is a Hogshead?" by Alison Holcomb Reprinted with permission from the Tar Heel Junior Historian. Spring 2009. Tar Heel [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
Tobacco Belts
by Yeargin, W. W. Tobacco Belts by W. W. Yeargin, 2006 See also: Tobacco, American Tobacco Company; Brown and Williamson Tobacco Company; Bull Durham Tobacco; R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company; W. Duke Sons and [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Tobacco- Part 1: Introduction
by Williams, Wiley J., Yeargin, W. W. Tobacco by W. W. Yeargin, 2006 Additional research provided by Wiley J. Williams. See also: American Tobacco Company; Brown and Williamson Tobacco Company; Bull Durham Tobacco; R. J. [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Tobacco- Part 2: Development and Growth of the North Carolina Tobacco Industry
by Yeargin, W. W. Tobacco by W. W. Yeargin, 2006 Additional research provided by Wiley J. Williams. See also: American Tobacco Company; Brown and Williamson Tobacco Company; Bull Durham Tobacco; R. J. [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Tobacco- Part 3: The Rise of "Big Tobacco"
by Yeargin, W. W. Tobacco- Part 1: Introduction; Tobacco- Part 2: Development and Growth of the North Carolina Tobacco Industry; Tobacco- Part 3: The Rise of "Big Tobacco"; Tobacco- Part 4: Legal Challenges and the [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Tobacco- Part 4: Legal Challenges and the Decline of the Industry
by Yeargin, W. W. Tobacco- Part 1: Introduction; Tobacco- Part 2: Development and Growth of the North Carolina Tobacco Industry; Tobacco- Part 3: The Rise of "Big Tobacco"; Tobacco- Part 4: Legal Challenges and the [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Tobacco- Part 5: References
by Yeargin, W. W. Tobacco by W. W. Yeargin, 2006 Additional research provided by Wiley J. Williams. See also: American Tobacco Company; Brown and Williamson Tobacco Company; Bull Durham Tobacco; R. [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Tomato Clubs
by Wright, Marilyn. Tomato clubs, promoting the involvement of young girls in finding ways to increase the production of agricultural crops, were started by the North Carolina Department of Agriculture in 1911 at the [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Turrentine, John William
by Stokes, Durward T. John William Turrentine, chemist, was born in Company Shops (later renamed Burlington), the son of William Holt and Ella Anvil Rea Turrentine and a descendant of Alexander Turrentine, a migrant from [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Warren Wilson College
by Martin, James I., Sr. Warren Wilson College, a Presbyterian institution located ten miles east of Asheville, traces its origins to the Asheville Farm School, a missionary endeavor that opened in 1894 with 25 students. [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Weaver, David Stathem
by Kearney, H. Thomas, Jr. David Stathem Weaver, educator and agricultural leader, was born in Westwood, Hamilton County, Ohio, the son of Samuel Alvin and Clara Stathem Weaver. He was educated in the public schools of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Williamson, Robert Lynn
by Bair, Anna Withers. Robert Lynn Williamson, tobacco manufacturer and agriculturist, was born at Sunnyside, the family plantation in the Locust Hill section of Caswell County. He was the oldest son of Thomas Farish, a [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Williamson, Thomas Farish
by Bair, Anna Withers. Thomas Farish Williamson, early tobacco manufacturer, planter, and church leader, was born at the family plantation, Poplar Grove, in the Stoney Creek Township of Caswell County, the second son of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Windmills
by Stick, David. Windmills were so common along the North Carolina coast at the time of the Civil War that Charles F. Johnson, a Union soldier stationed on Hatteras Island, later wrote that there were "a greater [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Wright, Charles Calvin
by Self, Lois S. Charles Calvin Wright, educator, school administrator, and religious and civic leader, was born on a small farm at Hunting Creek in Wilkes County and lived there all of his life. His [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Year without a Summer
by Stevenson, George. The Indonesian volcano Tambora catastrophically erupted in the late spring of 1815, casting well over a million tons of dust into the upper atmosphere. These particles caused not only spectacular [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
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