Friday, June 19, 2015

The Future is Bright

On Thursday, June 18th, 2015, Governor McCrory along with Commissioner Troxler and the Dean of CALS, Dr. Linton announced the formation of a new task force. This task force is stacked full of leaders in Agriculture across the state from various industries, different backgrounds and expertise.

The goal of this task force is to develop existing businesses and to attract new food manufacturing businesses to North Carolina and to grow the Agriculture economy of North Carolina from 78 billion to 100 billion over the next five years. The task force is made up of around thirty individuals who have been charged by the state of North Carolina to accomplish this feat and to me this is one of the most fascinating and exciting developments in the realm of NC Agriculture in my lifetime and possibly ever.

The workload that I envision for these members will be excruciating but the benefits in my opinion far outweigh the costs, this could potentially put North Carolina at the forefront in agriculture on a global scale. If this task force completes this, which I believe they will, it could have our states economy teeming with many other businesses as well, not only in the agriculture sector. This is definitely something I will be following until 2020, when the goal is supposed to be reached.

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