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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:

  • Ag Awareness Tour
  • Ag Luncheon
  • Ag Producer of the Year Award
  • Ag Advocate of the Year Award
  • Support of the Annual Farm City Banquet

Ag Members

Kevin Johnson

Chairman, Wayne Cooperative Extension

Andy Balance

Farm Bureau

Arnold Flowers


Jennifer Johnson

Wayne Community College

Sandra Maddox

University of Mount Olive

Daniel Newsome

Cattleman’s Association

JR Odom

Karl Best Leadership/Odom Farming Co., Inc.

Eddie Pitzer

Livestock Development Association

Marlowe Ivey

Feed the Dialogue NC

Brad West

West Family Farms

Robert Winders

Ag Carolina Farm Credit/Wayne County’s Farmer’s Association


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