Today’s Topic: Ag Development Forum is coming up Feb. 5

by | Jan 27, 2015


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

The 10th annual Ag Development Forum is coming up Thursday, Feb. 5, at the State Fairgrounds in Raleigh. It will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Holshouser Building, during the 49th Southern Farm Show.

Ag Forum logoThis year, we’re placing an emphasis on how agriculture and the military can work together. After all, they’re North Carolina’s two largest economic sectors. There will be a panel discussion about the benefits of agriculture-military partnerships. And presentations from organizations and businesses that supply food to military bases will help farmers learn about selling to the armed services. Following the program, buyers will be on hand to talk with farmers about potential sales opportunities.

The program also will include an agricultural economic outlook by N.C. State University economist Mike Walden. And Commissioner Troxler wrap up the forum with his annual State of Agriculture address.

Admission is free and includes lunch, but we ask that you register by Jan. 30. You can do that online. If you have questions, please contact Christina Waggett at 919-707-3008.

Click on the audio player below to listen to Commissioner Troxler and Rhonda discuss the Ag Development Forum.

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