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Julie Hayworth-Perman

Various fresh dairy products, including a pitcher of milk, cheeses and yogurt, displayed on a wooden countertop.

Apr 27, 2021

North Carolina Dairy Industry Is Grade A

Got milk? In North Carolina, yes, we do! About 900 million pounds of it annually. Discover how farmers produce milk and other dairy delights you love, and what NC State is doing to grow the industry! 

Animated graphic of various people performing tasks associated with Christmas trree production.

Dec 11, 2020

Real or Fake? In North Carolina, Real Trees Win

Take a quick, animated journey through the North Carolina Christmas tree industry, then head out to claim your live tree today! 

Toxicodendron radicans, commonly known as Poison ivy, vines on a stone wall

Jun 20, 2020

Leaves of Three, Let It Be: How to Identify Poison Ivy

Learn how to identify these pesky plants so you can enjoy a more comfortable, itch-free summer! 

A woman's hand holding a package of frozen chicken.

Jun 4, 2020

Buying Chicken and Meat in Bulk? Learn How to Freeze It Properly

Watch as our food safety specialist shares the basics of packaging and freezing poultry for optimum freshness and safety. 

A woman wearing an apron is smiling while standing at her kitchen counter with ingredients for a taco salad laid out. The words "Taco Salad" are displayed across the image.

Jun 3, 2020

Missing Your Taco Tuesday?

We may not be dining out as much, but we can still enjoy new and delicious ways of eating healthier at home. Retool your favorite Taco Tuesday outing into a Mexican-inspired feast for your family! 

Tuna patties cooking on a skillet, while a spatula is preparing to flip one of them.

May 15, 2020

Family Time — Making Tuna Patties

Try this tuna patties recipe at home and look forward to hearing a little less, “Mom, what’s for dinner?” and a little more, “Mom, dinner’s ready!” 

A photo of hands kneading bread

Apr 23, 2020

Sourdough Bread Making

You've prepared your sourdough starter—now what? In this episode of In the Kitchen, learn how to prepare and bake a scrumptious sourdough loaf. 

A potted vine plant is hanging near a window, where there's a light catcher in the shape of the sun

Feb 21, 2020

Refresh Your Home With Easy-to-Maintain Houseplants

Nothing freshens up your living space like a few well-placed houseplants! Watch and learn how to add charm and beauty to your home without breaking the bank. 

Close-up of individual containers of fresh blueberries on a table at a local farmers market

Jul 25, 2019

The Sweetest Summertime Blues: N.C. Blueberries

It's no secret that blueberries are a nutritious summertime treat, but did you know that North Carolina is a top 10 producer of these blissful berries? 

Jars of cucumbers rolling by on a conveyor belt at a pickle operation

Jun 19, 2019

Tickled About Pickles: The Story of Cucumbers in North Carolina

More than just a satisfying snack, cucumbers and pickles make up a significant slice of North Carolina's agriculture economy. Learn more about our state's pickle industry!