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MEDIA ADVISORY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
THURSDAY, APRIL 19, 2012

CONTACT: Kristen Baughman
NCDA&CS
919-707-3128

Troxler to moderate local food discussion
at UNCG Wednesday

WHAT:

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler will moderate a panel discussion focusing on local and sustainable agriculture at UNC-Greensboro. The event, organized by the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, is part of the Commissioner’s Speakers Series, which aims to educate college students about the issues facing modern agriculture and today’s farmers.

The panel will consist of farmers, restaurateurs and professors involved in the local foods movement, including Jay Pierce, Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen; Rick Cecil and Robert Smothers, Piedmont Triad Farmers Market; Dr. Michael McIntosh, UNC-Greensboro; Dennis W. Quaintance, Quaintance-Weaver Restaurants & Hotels; and farmers Kenneth Rudd and James Kenan.

WHEN:

Wednesday, April 25
6:30 p.m.

WHERE:

Elliott University Center
UNC-Greensboro


MORE INFO:

The event is open to the public and admission is free.

The first speaker series was held at N.C. State in 2010. This year, the series has expanded to include two sessions at N.C. State, as well as events at UNC-Asheville, UNC-Charlotte and UNC-Greensboro. For more information about the series, go to www.ncagr.gov/paffairs/SpeakersSeries.htm.

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