Critical Conversations series focuses on economic advancement strategies including the agriculture industry
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:
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.
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.
EDPNC CEO Christopher Chung
Chung discusses opportunities for business and industry in the wake of the pandemic, including changes in needs for brick and mortar for some industries, the need for talent to help grow business and industry in our state, and new strategies to grow business and industry, including agribusiness.
Dr. Mike Walden
Walden discusses needs for economic investment to move the needle in North Carolina’s communities, including the need for rural broadband infrastructure, the importance of growing the manufacturing industry, and building the agribusiness workforce and supporting innovation in agriculture.