Twelfth annual Ag Development Forum is Feb. 2 in Raleigh

by | Jan 31, 2017


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

The 2017 Southern Farm Show takes place Feb. 1-3 at the State Fairgrounds in Raleigh, and one of the events that coincides with it is the annual Ag Development Forum on Feb. 2.

The 12th annual Ag Forum will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Holshouser Building at the fairgrounds. Admission is free, and lunch will be provided.

At the forum, agricultural economists Michael Walden and Blake Brown of N.C. State University will present their economic outlook for N.C. agriculture. The agenda also includes an update on federal policy and legislative issues from Ray Starling, chief of staff for U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis.

There also will be a panel discussion about agriculture’s important role in emergency response, and Commissioner Troxler will deliver his annual State of Agriculture address.

For more information or to register for the forum, click here.

Following the forum and lunch, there will be an information session about state, federal and private programs that provide energy market opportunities for agricultural producers.

Visitors to the farm show also can stop by the NCDA&CS exhibit in the Graham Building. Many divisions will have information about the programs and services they offer to farmers, agribusinesses and consumers.

Click on the audio player below to listen to Commissioner Troxler and Rhonda talk about the 12th annual Ag Development Forum.

Today’s Topic for Jan. 31

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