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MEDIA ADVISORY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MONDAY, MARCH 21, 2011

CONTACT: Paul Jones, public information officer
NCDA&CS Public Affairs
(919) 707-3006; paul.jones@ncagr.gov

Troxler to milk cow for ag awareness Tuesday

WHO/WHAT:

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler and WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner will face off in a cow-milking contest to raise awareness about the importance of agriculture in North Carolina. The contest is one of several events held during Agriculture Awareness Week at N.C. State University, a week-long celebration of agriculture’s contribution to the local and national economy.

Agriculture Awareness Week is organized by the Alpha Zeta Fraternity, an organization that consists of students with educational and career interests in the fields of agriculture and natural resources.

WHEN:

Tuesday, March 22, 11 a.m.
Commissioner Troxler will arrive shortly before the contest begins.

WHERE:

The Brickyard
N.C. State University

WHY:

Agriculture is the number one industry in North Carolina and adds $74 billion to the state’s economy. Events such as Agriculture Awareness Week are held to educate the public on agriculture’s importance in daily living.

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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
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