Curliss Speaks Feb. 5 at Duplin Agribusiness Meeting

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The Duplin County Agribusiness Council will hold its annual dinner meeting on Tuesday evening, February 5, 2019, at 6:30 p.m. 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 Andy Curliss, CEO of the N. C. Pork Council. Curliss, a former journalist and marketing communications executive, came to the Pork

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Andy Curliss, NC Pork Council CEO

Council in 2016 after leading the public affairs and strategic communications division of Gelia, a national marketing communications agency in Cary, NC. He has nearly 20 years of experience as an editor and journalist at the Raleigh News & Observer, where he covered state government and rural North Carolina and was a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize.

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.

The Agribusiness Council hosts tours of local agribusinesses, sponsors agricultural scholarships at James Sprunt Community College, co-sponsors the 4-H livestock show and the Duplin County Agribusiness Fair, and participates in many other activities promoting agribusiness. Annual membership fees go to support all these activities.

Annual membership dues are $25 per person, which includes the cost of the annual meeting meal. Dinner tickets for non-members are $12 for adults and $5 for children age 12 or younger. Deadline for dinner reservations is January 28. For more information please contact the Duplin County office of N.C. Cooperative Extension at 910-296-2143. Download this form to order tickets.