To enhance outreach and collaboration efforts, Golden LEAF President, Chief Executive Officer Scott T. Hamilton created a video series called Critical Conversations. In the video series, Scott talks with professionals about increasing economic advancement in North Carolina, including agriculture challenges and opportunities.
Watch these approximately 15-minute videos to learn more about how various authorities are working to grow agriculture in North Carolina:
President of the North Carolina Farm Bureau Shawn Harding
Harding, a farmer for over 30 years, discusses the role of the North Carolina Farm Bureau and the roles technology and the youth play in the future of agriculture.
N.C. Plant Sciences Initiative Executive Director Adrian Percy
Percy discusses how the N.C. Plant Sciences Initiative will bring together the brightest minds in academia, government and industry to drive vital research and innovation that increases crop yields, creates new varieties, extends growing seasons, enhances agricultural and environmental sustainability, and produces new and improved technology.
NC Chamber President & CEO Gary Salamido
Salamido discusses the labor shortage and ways to overcome it, the NC Chamber’s Ag Allies conference, the Golden LEAF SITE Program, and the NC Chamber’s Coolest Thing Made in NC contest.
Former N.C. State University CALS Dean Richard Linton
Linton discusses future opportunities for growth in North Carolina’s agriculture and agribusiness sectors, including enhancing value-added agriculture, growing agriculture innovation, and building the agriculture workforce.