Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.”
The 2014 N.C. State Fair wrapped up Sunday night after 11 days of great fall weather and with total attendance of 929,748.
Highlights of the fair included almost 28,000 registered entries in competitive exhibits. The fair saw a 57 increase in the bee and honey exhibit, which had 513 entries this year.
In addition, more than 5,900 animals were entered in the livestock shows. The fair also had a very successful Junior Livestock Sale of Champions, raising more than $260,000 through the auction and truckload sale.
Another highlight was the fair again collected more than 200,000 pounds of canned food on Food Lion Hunger Relief Day to benefit the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina. That’s enough food to provide 169,000 meals, according to the food bank.
Click on the audio player below to listen to Commissioner Troxler and Rhonda discuss the 2014 State Fair and the planning that will soon be under way for the 2015 edition.
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