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Ag Development Forum
Thursday, February 5th, 2015
9:30 am – 12:30 pm


9:30 a.m.

Steve Troxler
Commissioner of Agriculture

Pledge of Allegiance

Brandon Hartman
Secretary/Treasurer, State 4-H Council

Harrison Jenkins
State Vice President, N.C. FFA


Agricultural Economic Outlook

Dr. Mike Walden
William Neal Reynolds Disntinguished Professor
and Extension Economist
Agricultural and Resource Economics
North Carolina State University



The Potential and Benefits of Agriculture/Military Partnerships

Moderated by: Commissioner Troxler

Col. Andrew Bernard
Vice Commander, 4th Fighter Wing
Seymour Johnson Air Force Base

Col. Yori Escalante
Acting Commander
Marine Corps Installations East

  N.C. Agriculture and the Military: Partners in Readiness

George Miller
Program Director
Food and Fuel for the Forces

Ken Wilmoth
Supervisor for Customer Relations
Defense Logistics Agency Southeast Region

Pam Hamlett
Customer Support Specialist
Department of Defense, North Carolina & South Carolina

Steve Johnson
Vice President

Bridgett Bennett
Supervisory Category Manager for Produce
Defense Commissary Agency

Randy Brittain
Director of Procurement
Military Produce Group

Exporter of the Year

Commissioner Troxler

State of Agriculture Address
Commissioner Troxler
12:30 p.m. Lunch  
*This is a draft agenda and is subject to change.