Breakfast with NC’s Ag Commissioner Supports Kenly Museum

Source: Tobacco Farm Life Museum, Kenly, North Carolina.
Source: Tobacco Farm Life Museum, Kenly, North Carolina.

The annual Breakfast with the Commissioner fundraiser is coming up, giving the public a chance to dine with Commissioner of Agriculture Steve Troxler and raise funds for the Tobacco Farm Life Museum in Kenly, North Carolina.

This year’s breakfast is Friday, February 3, 2017, at 7:30-9am. Come for the breakfast and celebrate North Carolina’s largest and oldest industry. The Breakfast with the Commissioner location is the Holshouser Building, North Carolina State Fairgrounds, 1025 Blue Ridge Blvd, in Raleigh NC during the 2017 Southern Farm Show.

This event offers an opportunity for agriculture members and leaders to gather and honor individuals in the industry for their dedication and hard work. Awards will be presented during the breakfast: the “Excellence in Agriculture” Award and “Innovative Young Farmer” Award. Mr. Jimmy Gentry with the NC Grange, and an Innovative Young Farmer, will be honored during the event.

Individual tickets can be purchased up until the event. Tickets are $25 (plus a small processing fee) at EventBrite. Note that tables may be available to reserve. Proceeds benefit Tobacco Farm Life Museum, Inc. — described as one of North Carolina’s earliest agritourism sites.

The Tobacco Farm Life Museum is a non-profit 501c3 orginization that focuses on perserving and presenting the history and heritage of the rural farming community in North Carolina. The Museum was established in 1983. Their website is, and includes information on the many agro-educational events they hold throughout the year.

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