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.