Mark your calendars: NC Ag Awareness Day is March 20

by | Feb 20, 2019

NC Ag Awareness Day at the General Assembly is March 20. Please save this date, make plans to attend and invite others to join us.

In addition to educating elected representatives about agriculture, NC Ag Awareness Day is an opportunity for commodity associations, farmers, agribusinesses, universities and ag students to provide a unified voice of the importance of North Carolina’s #1 industry. It is imperative to express our appreciation to North Carolina Legislators for their support and communicate how critical agriculture is to our state. Now more than ever, we need to cultivate and strengthen our relationships in the General Assembly.

We encourage everyone to visit with Senate and House members between 9 and 11 a.m. We urge you to make appointments. Find your representatives at this link.

On the big day, join us at the Kerr Scott Building at the NC State Fairgrounds by 8:30 a.m. Transportation will be provided to the General Assembly. This year the General Assembly building has new security screening measures. No weapons, pocket knives, pepper spray, etc. are allowed. Jackets must be removed, and laptops and tablets must be taken out of their case during security screening.

At 11:30 a.m. join the N.C. Department of Agriculture and other ag organizations for a rally on Bicentennial Plaza. Buses will then return to the fairgrounds for lunch.

Please contact Laurie Barnhart at 919-539-5821 or at if you have any questions or if you need any help navigating the General Assembly website to make appointments.

For more information, or to RSVP, click here.