President's Welcome

Julie Groce

NCAg President 2015-2016




Welcome to the website for the North Carolina Agribusiness Council! It is an honor to be serving as your 2015-2016 president. I have been a member of the Council for many years and encourage our members to get involved with the organization to establish strong relationships with our elected officials who may not be familiar with the agricultural industry.

The NC Agribusiness Council is one of the largest organizations of its type in the United States. It serves as a unified voice to those of us that work in a robust industry that provides food, fiber and forestry products. Our members come from companies, commodity organizations, academia, rural cooperatives, and farming operations, who have a strong interest and passion for agriculture – North Carolina’s #1 economic driver, which generates over $77 billion annually. 

Members of the Council often meet with legislators, work with state agencies, and travel to the United States Capitol in Washington D.C. to ensure important industry issues are not overlooked by members of Congress.

The NC Agribusiness Council Board of Directors is made up of industry leaders that work together to ensure the Council meets the needs of its membership and provides ideas collectively in support our state’s growing agricultural industry.

The organization strives to provide Knowledge through membership communications  such as The Daily AgPost and Weekly AgNews; Input by providing information and opinions to legislators from our members regarding current, changing or proposed legislation; and Voice, which provides an educating opportunity for members to visit with our state and federal elected officials as part of the annual AgDay in Raleigh,  specially organized Congressional AgForums and the annual NC AgLeaders Conference, just to name a few.

If you are not a member of the organization and have a strong interest in supporting our state’s agriculture industry, I encourage you to click on the site’s membership link for more information. 

I look forward to see you soon at an upcoming NC Agribusiness Council event.


Julie Groce  


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