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North Carolina Dam Safety Program receives award for technology innovations

The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality's Dam Safety Program received the Southeast Regional Award for its recent work pioneering and implementing internal software programs and studies to monitor dam infrastructure across the state. The program has "initiated several innovative projects to provide for the safety of dams, reduction of risks and benefits for the state," according to the Association of State Dam Safety Officials, the awarding body.

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Brielle Wright, co-owner of The Farmers B.A.G., photographed on Monday, Jan. 16, 2023.

NC farmers aim to make agriculture inclusive for underrepresented communities

Though a third of North Carolina's rural population is comprised of people of color, over 95 percent of North Carolina's agricultural producers are white.  Several organizations and independent farmers in the state are working to make agriculture a more inclusive environment.  “(There is) a misconception that agriculture is only farming, plows, cows, sows and things of that nature, and not aware of the many careers that are available in the agriculture area, that’s the gap,” Paula E. Faulkner, co-director of the MEA Center, said.

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