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

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler invites farmers and others interested in economics and ag policy to the twelfth annual Ag Development Forum. The event will take place Thursday, February 2, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Holshouser Building at the State Fairgrounds. Admission is free.


This year's forum features the Commissioner'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 Include:

  • 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

Following the Forum, NCDA&CS will host an information session on new market opportunities in energy. More information on this sesion will be provided soon.  You may sign up for the session on the registration page, as well as submit a question for the speakers. Please find an agenda for this session here.


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


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