Our YouTube channel recently took on an international flair, with 19 videos from seminars hosted earlier this year by the NCDA&CS International Marketing Section. Peter Thornton, assistant director for international marketing, wanted to post these videos to share the expertise offered at these seminars.
The videos will help answer some of the basic questions often posed by people interested in international exporting.
Ag exports are increasingly important for N.C. farmers and producers. We reported last year that N.C. ag exports topped $3 billion for the first time in 2008. We are expecting increases in 2009 numbers when they are released, following a successful trade mission to China led by Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler. To further support the trade efforts of the International Marketing Section, Troxler recently traveled to Europe to meet with international tobacco buyers.
Following are the topics covered in the videos. Click on the topic to be taken to the video. Some are in multiple parts because of time constraints in YouTube.