North Carolina Places Well in Greenhouse Grower Magazine

Greenhouse Grower magazine released its list of top 100 growers in America, and North Carolina was well represented says NC Ag Commissioner, Steve Troxler.

Making the list ere Metrolina Greenhouses of Huntersville at Number 6, Van Wingerden International of Mills River at Number 47, Rockewll Farms of Rockwell at Number 54, and Baucom’s Nursery of Charlotte at Number 81.  Also on the list with facilities in the Tar Heel State, but headquartered elsewhere was Costa Farms at Number 2, and Young’s Plant Farm, coming in at Number 40.

Troxler says that before the recession, the state’s green industry was our state’s top cash crop, but took a significant hit during the recession, but as housing starts increase, the green industry is on the upswing.

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.