Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.”
The N.C. State Fair opened Oct. 13 in the wake of Hurricane Matthew, which devastated farms in central and eastern North Carolina.
Commissioner Troxler says it’s understandable that some families won’t be able to attend the fair or participate in its competitions this year because they are dealing with storm impacts at home.
But, he says, there have been a few surprises. For example, the family whose kid won the Junior Market Barrow show said their farm was flooded, yet they still found a way to exhibit their livestock at the fair. “There’s a lot of resiliency in a farmer,” Troxler says.
Click on the audio player below to listen to Commissioner Troxler and Rhonda talk about Hurricane Matthew and the State Fair.
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