Today’s Topic: It’s National Ag Week

by | Mar 16, 2010

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with the Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.”


This week, communities across the country are celebrating National Ag Week. The week is focused on raising awareness of the importance and abundance of agriculture in America. National Ag Week leads up to National Ag Day, which is Saturday, March 20.

Agriculture provides the food we eat, the clothes we wear and many other things we use in our daily lives. We all need to appreciate the significance of agriculture in our lives. We all need to understand how food, fiber and renewable resource products are produced. We need to value the essential role of agriculture in maintaining a strong economy, and we should appreciate the role agriculture plays in providing safe, abundant and affordable products.

Agriculture and agribusiness form a $70 billion industry in North Carolina, our largest economic sector by far. We shouldn’t take it for granted.

Listen in as Commissioner Troxler and Rhonda Garrison discuss National Ag Week and how you can celebrate.


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