20 Years of ‘Consumers’ in the Name

It’s been 20 years since then North Carolina Ag Commissioner Jim Graham added the words ‘consumer services’ to the name of the North Carolina Department of Agriculture.

Over the years since, the department has grown to include more services for the general public, not just the state’s ag sector.


A native of the Texas Panhandle, Rhonda was born and raised on a cotton farm where she saw cotton farming evolve from ditch irrigation to center pivot irrigation and harvest trailers to modules. After graduating from Texas Tech University, she got her start in radio with KGNC News Talk 710 in Amarillo, Texas.

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