Agricultural Affairs Committee
Agriculture remains the top industry in Wayne County, providing almost 9,000 jobs and $1 billion to the local economy. Annually, the Chamber hosts the Agriculture Luncheon and presents the Ag Advocate of the Year and the Ag Producer of the Year.
The mission of the Agriculture Affairs Committee is to increase agricultural literacy, support the agriculture community, and encourage urban/rural cooperation in Wayne County.
The Agriculture Committee Annual Initiatives include:
Chairman, Wayne Cooperative Extension
Wayne Community College
University of Mount Olive
Karl Best Leadership/Odom Farming Co., Inc.
Livestock Development Association
Feed the Dialogue NC
West Family Farms
Ag Carolina Farm Credit/Wayne County’s Farmer’s Association