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Meetings and Workshops

Breakfast with the Commissioner

The Tobacco Farm Life Museum will hold the 13th annual Breakfast with the Commissioner on Friday, February 2nd at 7:30 am in the Holshouser Building at the show. Proceeds from the breakfast assist the Tobacco Farm Life Museum in “preserving and presenting the history and heritage of the rural North Carolina farming community.”   For more information, visit

Kickoff Breakfast Wednesday Morning

The Wake County Agribusiness Council's Kickoff Breakfast will take place at  7:15 am on Wednesday, January 31in the Hunt Horse Complex restaurant at the NC State Fairgrounds. 
For more details on the breakfast, and to buy and tickets, contact Dale Threatt-Taylor at 919-250-1068.

NC Agricultural Development Forum

Thursday, February 1st, at 9:30 am
Holshouser Building
Now a tradition for many of those closely involved in the state's largest industry, the forum is designed to provide information that farmers and agribusiness professionals can use to plan for the coming year. Presentations and predictions from the state's leading economists are always part of the program.

The forum also features the commissioner's annual "State of Agriculture" address, where attendees can learn about ongoing and future plans to boost the state's agricultural impact. The forum will take place from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm in the Holshouser Building at the show.

Tobacco Growers Association of North Carolina Annual Meeting

Friday, February 2nd at 10:00 am
Holshouser Building
Join fellow Tobacco Grower Association of North Carolina members for the most important tobacco meeting of the year. Hear the latest information from the field, as well as from Washington. For more information, call 919-781-2307.
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