NC Agriculture Rally


       North Carolina farmers and agriculture are under attack.Come and support North Carolina agriculture at the rally in Raleigh.When: June 25, 4-6pm (program starts at 5:30)Where: Raleigh, Centennial Mall on Jones StreetWho: Anyone who supports North Carolina agriculture and farmers. Bring the whole family!Invited Speakers: Lt. Gov. Dan Forrest, Commissioner Troxler, President Pro Tempore Phil Berger, Speaker Tim Moore, Sen. Brent Jackson, Rep. Jimmy Dixon, Sen. Dan Blue, Rep. Darren Jackson and more.Details: Music will be provided by Down Home Country Band. The National Anthem will be sung by Stephanie Prestage, and the invocation will be delivered by Rep. Phil Shepard.Come and bring the whole family. Let’s show everyone that we stand united with our farmers.Transportation: If you plan to drive yourself, you can either park at the NC State Fairgrounds and catch a shuttle or park in the area of 300 N. Salisbury Street.State Fairgrounds: For those wanting to park at the State Fair Grounds and take a shuttle bus to the Agriculture Rally on Bicentennial Mall, next Monday June 25th please enter the Fair Grounds at Gate 11 off Blue Ridge Road and go to the Expo Center.  Shuttle buses will start leaving the Fair Grounds at 3:00 pm and continue until 4:30 pm.  The Rally is scheduled to take place on the Mall from 4:00 pm to 6:00pm.  The speaking program will start at approximately 5:30 pm and last and last about 45 minutes.Clinton Location: There are currently 2 buses planned to be at the Sampson County Agri Exposition Center. Plan to be at this location by 1:30pm.Kenansville Location: Transportation will be available at the Duplin Events Center. Plan to be at this location by 1:30pm.Beulaville Location: Transportation will be available at Beulaville Freewill Baptist Church on Lyman Road. Plan to be at this location by 1:30pm.Elizabethtown Location: Transportation will be available at the Ben Greene Industrial Park at 664 Ben Greene Parkway (by the Food Safety Building). Plan to be at this location by 1:30pm.Smithfield Office Locations: Smithfield’s Laurinburg office at 325 McKay Street, Smithfield's Rose Hill office in Rose Hill, and Smithfield’s corporate office in Warsaw are additional locations for transportation. Plan to be at these locations by 1:30pm too.If you plan to use transportation at one of the above locations, please inform your integrator what location and how many will be in your group by June 22 at lunch. If you do not have an integrator, please let Marisa L. See (  know what location and how many will be in your group by June 22 at lunch. Check back frequently for updates and changes.