Today’s Topic: Farm-City Week reminds us of agriculture’s importance

by | Nov 22, 2011

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

Southern Farm Network logo This week, Commissioner Troxler and Rhonda talk about National Farm-City Week, which began Friday, Nov. 18, and continues through Thanksgiving. In counties across North Carolina and the  country, Farm-City Week celebrates the relationships between rural and urban residents.

North Carolina has a lot of newcomers, and we need to educate them about agriculture’s importance to our economy and heritage. Agriculture is the economic engine for small towns and our whole state, Commissioner Troxler says. It’s a $70 billion industry that employs nearly 650,000 people statewide.

Farm-City Week is critical for promoting a greater understanding of the connection between agriculture, the food we eat and the economic benefits this industry provides to North Carolina. Making this connection helps us understand the importance of agricultural programs to every North Carolina resident, not just farmers.

Click below to listen to Commissioner Troxler and Rhonda talk about Farm-City Week.

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