Commissioner shares agriculture message with young visitors

by | Jul 18, 2013

Many students are in Raleigh during the summer, either serving as interns or pages with various state agencies. Commissioner Troxler recently met with a group of pages from Gov. Pat McCrory’s office to tell them a little about our state’s No. 1 industry and the work of the department to support agriculture, agribusiness and consumers.

Citing the variety of career opportunities that agriculture supports, Troxler encouraged students to consider agriculture as a career option. “We employ almost every type of job in the department — from lawyers and scientists, to marketing specialists and accountants. There are a lot of opportunities in agriculture. World demand for food is expected to grow by 75 percent or more by 2050, so agriculture’s future looks bright,” Troxler said.


Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler meets with pages from Gov. Pat McCrory's office.