March 18th has gained some significance in the world of agriculture, and Larry Wooten, president of NC Farm Bureau explains why:
“The Governor, The Commissioner of Ag, the Legislative Leadership has called March 18th Ag Day in the General Assembly. We are inviting farmers and agribusiness folks, researchers and anyone interested in Agriculture to help showcase this $77 billion industry to the economy of NC.
Many of our new legislatures are not familiar with the importance of this industry or comprehend the number of people involved. We want to showcase the tremendous amount of support for ag in NC.
We will gather at the fairgrounds and have buses to bring people downtown to the legislature. We will assemble as a group in the Bicentennial Plaza and there the Governor will address all the participants. We will have boxed lunches for those in attendance.
There will be a joint meeting of the House and Senate Ag Committees to highlight the day.
I would suggest people contact their county farm bureau office for more details. All of our extension agents are aware and you can let them know that you will participate.”
President of the North Carolina Farm Bureau, Larry Wooten.