Kenansville, NC (June 21, 2018)—North Carolina Farm Families announced today that Chad Herring of Mount Olive, NC will serve as the organization’s new Executive Director. Herring is a third-generation farmer and raises hogs with his family in Duplin County.“My family is a North Carolina farm family and I want to be involved. I don’t want to watch the game from the sidelines I want to be a part of the game because I have a vested interest in the success and sustainability of the pork industry,” Herring said about why he chose to accept the position.“I felt like it was a great teaching moment for my children too. They know how important this farm is to our family. I want to lead them by example and to show them that some things are worth fighting for,” he added.Herring replaces Ed Emory who retired from the organization in January of this year. Herring will begin his new role on July 1.In addition to managing his uncle and father’s nursery hog farm, Herring also serves as a volunteer fireman for Pleasant Grove Volunteer Fire & EMS, is a member of Woodland United Methodist Church, and has had a seat on the Duplin County Board of Health for the past three years.Herring holds a Bachelor of Science from Eastern Carolina University.He is happily married to his wife Melissa and has two children.