Public Affairs Home
News Releases
Agricultural Review
In The Field Blog
Photos and logos
Century Farm Family
Agricultural Hall of Fame
Sign-up for News Releases
Contact Us


Friend us on Facebook In the Field Blog powered by WordPress
Twitter NCDA&CS videos on YouTube



CONTACT: Brian Long, director
NCDA&CS Public Affairs
(919) 733-4216, ext. 242
RoAnn Bishop, curator of agriculture and industry
N.C. Museum of History
(919) 807-7954

Commissioner Troxler to loan antique tractor to N.C.
Museum of History, but first he’ll take it for a spin


Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler is loaning his recently restored 1943 John Deere LA tractor to the N.C. Museum of History for exhibit. He’ll drive the tractor from the State Fairgrounds to the history museum, located at 5 E. Edenton St. in downtown Raleigh.


Thursday, June 4. Troxler will begin his journey to the museum at 9:30 a.m., traveling down Hillsborough Street from the fairgrounds. Estimated time of arrival at the museum is 10 a.m.


The tractor, which Troxler spent 18 months restoring, was on display at the Got to Be NC Festival at the fairgrounds last weekend. The John Deere will take up residence in the museum lobby, which also houses Chevrolet stock cars driven by racing legends Junior Johnson and Dale Earnhardt Sr. The tractor will be on exhibit at the museum for an extended period.

The N.C. Museum of History’s hours are Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. Admission is free. Information is available at The Museum of History is a division of the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources.

This won’t be Troxler’s first tractor trip on Raleigh streets. He drove a modern-day John Deere to the Agriculture Building (next door to the museum) after being sworn in as agriculture commissioner in February 2005.


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

Jobs     |     ┬áMission Statement     |     Accessibility Statement     |     Disclaimer     |     Privacy Statement
Steve Troxler, Commissioner of Agriculture

Home Programs Services Divisions Newsroom Search