Farms, Food and You

How That Pig Got to Market — And the Roadblocks Caused by COVID-19

May 24, 2020 Dee Shore Season 1 Episode 1
Farms, Food and You
How That Pig Got to Market — And the Roadblocks Caused by COVID-19
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Farms, Food and You
How That Pig Got to Market — And the Roadblocks Caused by COVID-19
May 24, 2020 Season 1 Episode 1
Dee Shore

That pork you ate for dinner last night? Farmers got to work on that a year ago. Of course, much has changed since then. Slowdowns at processing plants could affect farmers and consumers for months to come in the nation's third-largest state for pig production.

Guests for this first episode of "Farms, Food and You," a podcast series from NC State University's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, are:

  • James Lamb raises pigs on his family farm in Sampson County, North Carolina. He is also an environmental specialist with Prestage Farms and a graduate of NC State's Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering.
  • Professor and Extension Specialist Kelly Zering, with NC State’s Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, is an expert on the economic aspects of the pork industry.
  • Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist Jonathan Holt, with NC State’s Department of Animal Science, is an expert in pig production and nutrition.
Show Notes

That pork you ate for dinner last night? Farmers got to work on that a year ago. Of course, much has changed since then. Slowdowns at processing plants could affect farmers and consumers for months to come in the nation's third-largest state for pig production.

Guests for this first episode of "Farms, Food and You," a podcast series from NC State University's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, are:

  • James Lamb raises pigs on his family farm in Sampson County, North Carolina. He is also an environmental specialist with Prestage Farms and a graduate of NC State's Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering.
  • Professor and Extension Specialist Kelly Zering, with NC State’s Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, is an expert on the economic aspects of the pork industry.
  • Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist Jonathan Holt, with NC State’s Department of Animal Science, is an expert in pig production and nutrition.