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Ag Development Forum
Thursday, February 2, 2023
9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Thursday, Feb. 2, 2023, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Governor Holshouser Building at the N.C. State Fairgrounds in Raleigh


9:30 a.m.

Steven W. Troxler

Presentation of Colors
NC Forest Service
Pledge of Allegiance
State 4H Council and NC FFA
2023 Economic Outlook

Dr. Blake Brown
Hugh C. Kiger Professor
Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics
North Carolina State University

War in Ukraine and North Carolina implications

Remarks - Dr. Sandy Stewart and Peter Thornton

Panel discussion on the war's impact on trade over the past year
Owen Wagner (VP of North American Grains & Oilseeds Analysis, Rabobank)
Mike Quinn (VP Cotton Operations, Gildan)
Mike Ready (Ag Division Government Sales Manager, James River Equipment)


National Association of State Departments of Agriculture Remarks

Ted McKinney


Exporter of the Year Award

Commissioner Steve Troxler

State of Agriculture Address

Commissioner Steve Troxler

12:30 p.m.

Sponsored by: North Carolina Agribusiness Council Members

*This is a draft agenda and is subject to change.

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