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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
THURSDAY, MARCH 18, 2010

CONTACT:

Brian Long, director
NCDA&CS Public Affairs

(919) 733-4216, ext. 242

Troxler to talk about N.C. agriculture, 2010 growing season
at Piedmont Triad Farmers Market Friday

WHO/WHAT: In observation of National Ag Week, Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler will talk about the significance of agriculture to North Carolina and offer insights into the 2010 growing season.
WHEN: Friday, March 19, noon
WHERE: Piedmont Triad Farmers Market
2914 Sandy Ridge Road, Colfax
WHY: North Carolina is beginning a new growing season. What challenges will farmers be facing in 2010? What are farmers’ opportunities? Commissioner Troxler will address these and other questions at the press conference.
OTHER INFO: National Ag Week began March 14 and culminates on National Ag Day, Saturday, March 20. The Got to Be NC Big Cart, a giant motorized grocery cart, will be on display at the farmers market Friday.

-bal-5

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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