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Ag Development Forum
Thursday, February 2, 2017
9:30 am – 12:30 pm

The 12th annual Ag Development Forum took place Feb. 2 at the State Fairgrounds.


The 2017 forum featured Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler's annual State of Agriculture address, an agriculture economic outlook, a federal legislative update, and a discussion on the important role agriculture plays in emergency response.


Featured speakers included:

  • Dr. Michael L. Walden, William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor, North Carolina State University
  • Dr. Blake Brown, Hugh C. Kiger Professor and Extension Economist, Agriculture and Resource Economics, North Carolina State University
  • Mr. Ray Starling, Chief of Staff for U.S. Senator Thom Tillis

Videos of all presentations from this year's forum are available by clicking the "Media from 2017 Forum" link in the right-hand column.


The forum is held in conjunction with the Southern Farm Show.


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