Graham Building offers several ways to learn about ag

Many people head to the Graham Building to see the cows, but that’s not the only attraction in the building. If you look to the side of the show rings, you’ll notice the Moovie Theater, a 15-foot LED screen highlighting farms and farming practices from across the state. If you need a break, take a seat on one of the wooden benches and enjoy the videos. It’s a 3-hour loop, so if you really need a rest. You can even charge your phone while you’re sitting there. This corner of the building is sponsored by the barnyard – the N.C….

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Sister Act: A pair of sisters win cooking competitions

It’s been a sister act for the specialty cooking competitions at the N.C. State Fair. Not one, but two competitions had sisters place in the top three. On Monday, Oct. 17, sisters Mary Fuentes, 16, and Maggie, 11, placed first and second in the N.C. Apple Growers Association Apple Recipe Contest.  Older sister Mary won $200 for her Autumn Apple Cake. Mary took home $150 for Fall Apple Salad. The Autumn is Apple Season-themed contest was open to any breakfast, brunch, lunch, snack, dinner or dessert-type recipe. All recipes were judged based on taste, appearance and create use of apples…

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