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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 4, 2009

CONTACT:

Brian Long, director
NCDA&CS Public Affairs

(919) 733-4216, ext. 242

Troxler to deliver first State of Agriculture address
at forum Thursday, Feb. 5

WHO/WHAT:

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler will deliver his first State of Agriculture address during the fourth annual Ag Development Forum. The focus of this year’s forum is the economy and its effect on agriculture.

Other speakers will include economist Dr. Michael Walden of N.C. State University, talking about the state and national economic outlook for agriculture, and a panel of experts discussing the outlook for farm credit.

The forum, which is being held in conjunction with the Southern Farm Show, is free and open to the public.

WHEN:

Thursday, Feb. 5, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

WHERE:

Holshouser Building, State Fairgrounds, Raleigh
Media should enter Gate 9 off Trinity Road. Turn right immediately and drive around to the Holshouser Building.

OTHER INFO:

Walden is scheduled to speak just after 10 a.m. Troxler is scheduled to deliver the State of Agriculture address just before noon. A complete agenda is available online at www.ncagr.gov/agforum.

The forum is sponsored by the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Carolina Farm Credit and Cape Fear Farm Credit.

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NCDA&CS Public Affairs Division, Brian Long, Director
Mailing Address:1001 Mail Service Center, Raleigh NC 27699-1001
Physical Address: 2 West Edenton Street, Raleigh NC 27601
Phone: (919) 733-4216; FAX: (919) 733-5047

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