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Farm to Table:
Fork2Farmer

Local foodies will be happy to learn that there’s two new Fork 2 Farmer films to watch set in North Carolina. Spring’s Lenoir County film features Vivian Howard, James Beard Award-winning chef of Kinston’s Chef + The Farmer and star of PBS’ “A Chef’s Life” plus beloved lifelong farmer, Warren Brothers of Brothers Farm. Summer’s newly released Randolph County film is set in Asheboro, NC, featuring restaurateur Dustie Gregson and chef Deanna Clement of The Table Farmhouse Bakery alongside Tom and Janice Henslee, grassfed beef and organic vegetable farmers of Back to Earth Farm.

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Farm to Table:
Fork2Farmer

Local foodies will be happy to learn that there’s two new Fork 2 Farmer films to watch set in North Carolina. Spring’s Lenoir County film features Vivian Howard, James Beard Award-winning chef of Kinston’s Chef + The Farmer and star of PBS’ “A Chef’s Life” plus beloved lifelong farmer, Warren Brothers of Brothers Farm. Summer’s newly released Randolph County film is set in Asheboro, NC, featuring restaurateur Dustie Gregson and chef Deanna Clement of The Table Farmhouse Bakery alongside Tom and Janice Henslee, grassfed beef and organic vegetable farmers of Back to Earth Farm.

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Matt Jurjonas ready to intercept tourists on the Swan Quarter-Ocracoke Ferry (photo credit: Kalry Bitsura-Meszaros)

NC State Coastal
Summer Tourism Survey is Happening!

Karly Bitsura-Meszaros and Matthew Jurjonas are intercepting tourists on their way to the beach and historic lighthouses of the Outer Banks this summer. They will be asking tourists to take a survey to assess...

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"Team Erin" convenes at the Social Coast Forum (from L-R) Malorey Henderson, Karly Meszaros, Erin Seekamp, Allie McCreary, Sandra Fatoric, and Matthew Jurjonas represented NC State's College of Natural Resources, Parks Recreation & Tourism Department with well-received presentations on relevant and innovative coastal management research.

Making waves with
social science

Dr. Erin Seekamp brought a team of NC State University graduate student and postdoctoral researchers to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Social Coast Forum, held at the historic Francis Marion Hotel in downtown Charleston, South Carolina. This year’s Forum theme, “making waves with social science,” appropriately described the research and application sessions, which were focused on innovative and effective approaches to understanding human dimensions of coastal management.

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Sunset Luau

Coastal & Marine
Tourism Conference in Hawai’i

Dr. Erin Seekamp and PhD student Karly Bitsura-Meszaros traveled to the big island of Hawai’i to participate in the International Congress on Coastal and Marine Tourism, hosted by the College of the Social Sciences, University of Hawaii at Hanoa and held in Kailua-Kona.

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Community members interacting with tourists (Misminay, Cusco)

Keeping Experiential
Tourism Sustainable

How can tourism to ancestral Incan communities be sustainable, experiential, and yet positive? This is one of the main questions Dr. Carla Barbieri sought answers to in her visit to Cusco and Puno.

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Farm to Table: Fork2Farmer

Fork 2 Farmer Film Release Local foodies will be happy to learn that there’s two new Fork 2 Farmer films to watch set in North Carolina. Spring’s Lenoir County film features Vivian Howard, James MORE »

Mirza (left), Jing (far-right) talking about current and future agritourism opportunities with Annie Baggett, Agritourism Marketing Specialist (NC Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services).

Agritourism Networking Association Conference

NC State graduate students expand their agritourism network The members of the Agritourism & Societal Well-being (At-Sow) lab (Carla Barbieri, Jing Li, and Mirza Halim), attended the recent Agritourism Networking Association Conference in Winston-Salem, NC. The MORE »

lone hiker

Webinars on protected area tourism solutions

Protected Area Tourism Solutions Webinars The tourism business plays a major role in sustaining the global network of protected areas. At the same time, half of all international travelers visit a protected area MORE »

"Team Erin" convenes at the Social Coast Forum (from L-R) Malorey Henderson, Karly Meszaros, Erin Seekamp, Allie McCreary, Sandra Fatoric, and Matthew Jurjonas represented NC State's College of Natural Resources, Parks Recreation & Tourism Department with well-received presentations on relevant and innovative coastal management research.

Making waves with social science

NOAA Conference on Social Science for Coastal Decision Making Dr. Erin Seekamp brought a team of NC State University graduate student and postdoctoral researchers to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Social MORE »

Cape Lookout

Free NC Coastal Tourism Workshop

Promoting Sustainable Tourism Businesses on the North Carolina Coast Tourism-focused businesses are invited to participate in a free sustainable tourism workshop: Wednesday March 9, 2016 from 9am – 12pm at the NOAA/NERR Auditorium, 101 MORE »

Community members interacting with tourists (Misminay, Cusco)

Keeping Experiential Tourism Sustainable

How can tourism to ancestral Incan communities be sustainable, experiential, and yet positive? This is one of the main questions Dr. Carla Barbieri sought answers to in her visit to Cusco and Puno, MORE »

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