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Ag Day in North Carolina Considered a Success

Ag Day in North Carolina Considered a Success

We’ve had a few weeks to digest the tremendous Ag Day that North Carolina Farm Bureau and Department of Agriculture and others put on in downtown Raleigh at the General Assembly.  President of the North Carolina Farm Bureau looks back at March 18th as a success:

“It was a big day and not just the NC Farm Burearu, it was led by the Commissioner of Ag. It was something to do to show the importance of ag to the General Assembly. With many representatives only being there 1-2 terms there is a lot of education that needs to be done about the importance and the size of our industry. All of the commodity groups and organizations came together to organize this. There was a lot of good will that was generated. The Governor and the Speaker of the House came to speak to the gathered people.

We got back a lot of reports about how receptive and nice and good the ag folks who attended were.

A lot of people took the opportunity to have their county representatives available to them. Our county farm bureau’s really stepped up to order buses, and sponsored lunches to really get a mass of people down here. We will mind the good will generated by March 18th for years to come. It was a lot of excitement that was generated.

We may do it every few years to go along with new people in the General Assembly.

It was also Ag day all over the country.

The work of the partners in all of this working together was amazing. There were many exhibits that were put up that were so informative and well done, I have to congratulate everyone on a job well done.”

North Carolina Farm Bureau president Larry Wooten.'

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.