Agribusiness Council Annual Meeting and Dinner January 28
The Duplin County Agribusiness Council will hold its annual dinner meeting on Monday evening, January 28 at 7 pm in the Ed Emory Auditorium of the Lois G. Britt Agricultural Center. The Center is located at Duplin Commons, across from James Sprunt Community College.
This year’s speaker will be Dr. Sandy Maddox. Dr. Maddox has 35 years of experience in agriculture in North Carolina. She currently serves as the Director of the Lois G. Britt Agribusiness Center at Mount Olive College. Prior to going to MOC, she served in various capacities employed by both NC State University and the North Carolina Department of Agriculture. She joined the faculty of Mount Olive College in 2007 and, in addition to serving as Director of the Britt Center, is an assistant professor of Agriculture Education. She also serves as club advisor for the Collegiate FFA Chapter and the Collegiate Young Farmer and Rancher Committee and is a member of the board for State FFA and the FFA Alumni Association
In partnership with Cooperative Extension and funding partners, Dr. Maddox has worked with 20 counties to create farmland protection plans; has developed a Cost of Community Services Study for Wayne County; conducted a statewide conference for grass-fed beef producers; regional forestry workshops; and is currently working with USDA to conduct regional events addressing farm transition issues and estate planning.
The Duplin County Agribusiness Council is a concerned group of Duplin County residents working together to increase awareness of the county’s agribusiness industry and its vital importance to the overall economic well-being of the county and the state.
Annual membership dues are $30 per person, which includes the cost of the annual meeting meal. Membership dues paid before January 21 will receive a $5 discount. Dinner tickets for non-members are $15 for adults and $5 for children age 12 or younger. Adult dinner tickets purchased before January 21 will be discounted to $12. For more information please contact the Duplin County Cooperative Extension Service office at 910-296-2143.