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MEDIA ADVISORY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FRIDAY, AUG. 17, 2012

CONTACT: Bill Yarborough, special assistant to the commissioner
NCDA&CS
818-507-2273

Ag Commissioner Troxler visiting Western N.C. next week

WHO/WHAT: Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler will meet with farmers and agribusiness leaders in Swain, Cherokee and McDowell counties Aug. 22 and 23.
SCHEDULE:

Aug. 22
5:30 p.m. – Listening session with farmers at Jeff Darnell’s farm in Bryson City.

Aug. 23
9 a.m.
– Listening session with farmers at the Ed Wood Farm in Andrews.
2 p.m. – Tour of Foothills Pilot Plant, a poultry and rabbit processing plant in Marion.

OTHER INFO: The listening sessions will give farmers the opportunity to tell the commissioner about challenges facing agricultural producers in the region.

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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) 707-3001; FAX: (919) 733-5047

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