Employee Profile: Livestock Office Manager Summer Senter shares her love of the shows

Fuquay-Varina’s Summer Senter has been managing the N.C. State Fair Livestock Office for the past four years. Her main duties are to oversee the livestock shows and scholarship awards. Summer is happy to be deeply rooted in the livestock and agriculture community, always speaking highly of its professions. She’s made dear friends along the way and has quite an interesting story about how she wound up being a part of the State Fair family. Agriculture was not the career path Summer initially intended to follow. She attended Wake Tech Community College for Business Administration and went into banking. Summer did…

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Tune in to Apple Turnover

Hi there, fairgoers! My name is Alana Moore, and I’m the new N.C. State Fair PR intern for the Department of Agriculture. For my blog persona, I chose the nickname Apple Turnover. This is to pay homage to one of my favorite fair traditions with my dad—stopping by Heritage Circle for hot cider and, you guessed it, apple turnovers! I’m a rising senior at N.C. State, majoring in Communication Media and minoring in Journalism. I was born and raised in Raleigh, so I didn’t have to go far. My main extracurricular activity is being a member of the university’s all-women…

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The impact of Bright Branch Farms is felt across the country

The Farm Family of the Day is sponsored by Tractor Supply Company and seeks to recognize and celebrate the state’s rich agricultural heritage and many farm families that are behind the state’s agriculture and agribusiness industry. One family is recognized each day of the Fair, either nominated themselves or by members of their community. Congratulations to the 2023 Farm Families! We are sad that today is the last day of the 2023 N.C. State Fair, but happy to recognize Bright Branch Farms as our Farm Family of the Day for Sunday, Oct. 22nd! Owned by the Enloe Family, Bright Branch…

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Andrews Family Farm knows the hard work and risks that come along with farming

The Farm Family of the Day is sponsored by Tractor Supply Company and seeks to recognize and celebrate the state’s rich agricultural heritage and many farm families that are behind the state’s agriculture and agribusiness industry. One family is recognized each day of the Fair, either nominated themselves or by members of their community. Congratulations to the 2023 Farm Families! It’s Saturday, Oct. 21st and our Farm Family of the Day is Andrews Family Farm from Trenton! With a total of 10 chicken houses, Andrews Family Farm is focused on commercial chicken farming, but also has varying row crops depending…

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Fat Boys BBQ helps people who help them

The North Carolina State Fair is one big community. From ticket checkers to law enforcement to custodial staff, everyone works together to get the Fair up and running. What many don’t see about the Fair is the after-hour cleaning and care that goes into making the fairgrounds the best they can be.  Bobby Scott of Fat Boys BBQ does not let these important people go unnoticed. His personal mission is to help people who help him. This means making sure that everyone who does something small for him, even picking up trash from around his stand, gets something in return. A smile…

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Hidden Acres Farms raise animals with passion, love and care

The Farm Family of the Day is sponsored by Tractor Supply Company and seeks to recognize and celebrate the state’s rich agricultural heritage and many farm families that are behind the state’s agriculture and agribusiness industry. One family is recognized each day of the Fair, either nominated themselves or by members of their community. Congratulations to the 2023 Farm Families! Give a warm welcome to our Farm Family of the Day for Oct. 20, Hidden Acres Farm! Located in Louisburg, the Welch family specializes in raising grass-fed and finished beef and lamb as well as pastured poultry and forested pork. Owned by…

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Gabor Farms makes food accessible, affordable and exciting.

The Farm Family of the Day is sponsored by Tractor Supply Company and seeks to recognize and celebrate the state’s rich agricultural heritage and many farm families that are behind the state’s agriculture and agribusiness industry. One family is recognized each day of the Fair, either nominated themselves or by members of their community. Congratulations to the 2023 Farm Families! Gabor Farms is our Farm Family of the Day for Thursday, Oct. 19! Owned by the DuBois Family, Gabor Farms is a gourmet mushroom farm located in Rockingham. The farm sells mushrooms in all stages, from fresh to powdered and even mushroom…

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Lee’s Produce provides great quality produce at an affordable price

The Farm Family of the Day is sponsored by Tractor Supply Company and seeks to recognize and celebrate the state’s rich agricultural heritage and many farm families that are behind the state’s agriculture and agribusiness industry. One family is recognized each day of the Fair, either nominated themselves or by members of their community. Congratulations to the 2023 Farm Families! Say hello to our Farm Family of the Day for Tuesday, Oct. 17! Located in Benson, Lees Produce is a produce farm that grows a large variety of fruits and vegetables. With locations in Dunn and Benson, the family aims to grow…

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L&S Family Farms grows quality beef right here in North Carolina

The Farm Family of the Day is sponsored by Tractor Supply Company and seeks to recognize and celebrate the state’s rich agricultural heritage and many farm families that are behind the state’s agriculture and agribusiness industry. One family is recognized each day of the Fair, either nominated themselves or by members of their community. Congratulations to the 2023 Farm Families! Introducing our Farm Family of the Day for Oct. 16, L&S Family Farms! Owners Lee Sweem and Tammy Lambert are dedicated to creating quality beef right here in North Carolina. This farm family has pasture-raised, grain-finished, no antibiotics, no growth hormones and…

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Rudd Family Farm is honored to have a role in feeding members of their community

The Farm Family of the Day is sponsored by Tractor Supply Company and seeks to recognize and celebrate the state’s rich agricultural heritage and the many farm families that are behind the state’s agriculture and agribusiness industry. One family is recognized each day of the Fair, either nominated themselves or by members of their community. Congratulations to the 2023 Farm Families! Say hello to our Farm Family of the Day for Friday, Oct. 13, Rudd Family Farm! Rudd Family Farm is a fourth-generation farm from Greensboro. In the 1900s, the family grew tobacco and wheat but in 2000, they planted their first…

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