NC Commissioner’s 11th Annual Food Safety Forum to Focus on AI

The 11th Annual Food Safety Forum is coming up next week. It’s a different theme this year than previous years.

North Carolina Ag Commissioner Steve Troxler.

“It will take place on August 18th from 9 – 12:30 in the Expo Center at the State Fairgrounds and is sponsored by Harris Teeter. We will focus on the Avian Influenza and the impact that it will have on the world’s food supply and how serious it is. How it will not just affect one bird, but the entire flock.

This flu is deadly to the chickens and has no cross over to humans. We want to be sure that the availability of poultry and eggs is not affected too much. The prices of eggs have doubled within two weeks of the outbreak and we may not be done yet!

The forum will feature several presentations on topics about this issue. Please register at before August 14th.”'

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.