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Ag Development Forum
Thursday, February 6th, 2014
9:30 am – 12:30 pm


9:30 a.m.

Steve Troxler
Commissioner of Agriculture

Pledge of Allegiance



Precision Agriculture: A Perspective from John Deere

Alejandro Sayago
Director of Corporate Business Development and Government Sales
John Deere

Presentation of the
"Exporter of the Year Award"
Commissioner Troxler
  Pate Dawson Company's North Carolina Connection

Mac Sullivan, Jr.
Pate Dawson Company



Interagency Cooperation for North Carolina Agribusiness Development

Secretary John Skvarla
N.C. Department of Environment and
Natural Resources

Secretary Tony Tata
N.C. Department of Transportation

Susan Fleetwood
Director of Business
and Industry Development
N.C. Department of Commerce

Tony Almeida
Senior Advisor on Jobs
and the Economy
Office of the Governor

Moderated by: Commissioner Troxler

State of Agriculture Address
Commissioner Troxler

Zane Hedgecock
Agricultural Programs Administrator

12:30 p.m.
*This is a draft agenda and is subject to change.