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Join Us for the Virtual Breakfast with the Commissioner

The Tobacco Farm Life Museum will hold the 16th annual Breakfast with the Commissioner benefit with Commissioner of Agriculture Steve Troxler on, Friday, March 5th at 10am. Event proceeds support the Museum’s mission to preserve and present the history and heritage of the rural farming community though collection care, research, and public tours. This year’s event will be presented virtually on the Tobacco Farm Life Museum’s Facebook Page.


Commissioner of Agriculture, Steve Troxler


The 2021 Excellence in Ag award, sponsored by Southern Bank, will be presented to Dr. Blake Brown. Dr. Brown is the Hugh C. Kiger Professor of Agricultural and Resource Economics at North Carolina State University.


The 2021 Innovative Young Farmer of the Year award will be presented to Harrison Jenkins of Westward Farms in Statesville, NC. Mr. Jenkins operates the family farm and works full-time at Statesville Highschool as their sole Agriculture Teacher. This award is sponsored by Farm Credit Associations of North Carolina.


Access to the program will be available on the Tobacco Farm Life Museum’s Facebook page, our You Tube Channel, entitled Sharing our Heritage, and on the event website at https://www.tobaccofarmlifemuseum.org/breakfast-with-the-commissioner. The virtual event is free to watch, but donations are welcome to support the museum's educational mission.


We hope that you will join us as we celebrate excellence in North Carolina’s agriculture community.

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