NC Secretary of Agriculture to speak in Salisbury on Thursday

NC Secretary of Agriculture to speak in Salisbury on Thursday

SALISBURY, NC (WBTV) - From the Rowan Chamber: North Carolina Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler will be the key note speaker at the Rowan County Chamber of Commerce's Power in Partnership (PIP) breakfast on Thurs., March 19, 7:30 a.m. at Trinity Oaks (728 Klumac Road).

The March PIP will be a special "Salute to Agri-business" in Rowan County. The Title Sponsor of this event is Yadkin Bank.

N.C. Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler was raised in the Guilford County community of Browns Summit and has spent his entire career in agriculture as founder, owner and operator of Troxler Farms. Over the years, the family-owned farm has produced tobacco, wheat, vegetables and soybeans.

Since taking office in 2005, Troxler has focused on developing new markets for N.C. farm products, preserving working farms and protecting the state's food supply.

Troxler is a past president of the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture. He also is a former chairman of NASDA's Food Regulation and Nutrition Committee. He served as president of the Southern Association of State Departments of Agriculture in 2010-2011.

He also serves on the boards of the N.C. Foundation for Soil and Water Conservation, the Rural Economic Development Center and the N.C. Biotechnology Center. He is a member of numerous organizations, including the N.C. Tobacco Research Commission and the Southern United States Trade Association.

The last two PIP dates for this season are: April 16 and May 21. There are no breakfast meetings in the summer months. The 2015-16 PIP Season will start again in September and run through May. If you are interested in obtaining a Power Card, please let us know. The Power Card is the Rowan Chamber's frequent attender program. You receive a discounted price for the series and do not have to make a reservation each month.

Please join us for this upcoming breakfast. If you are not a Power Card holder, individual reservations are welcome; however, the reservation deadline is Tues., March 17 by 5 p.m. The cost is $15 for members and $25 for non-members. The price includes the cost of breakfast and the program. Contact the Chamber at 704.633.4221 or