For Growers & Industry
North Carolina Horticultural Council
The Horticultural Industries comprise a vast number of producers that together have a farm gate value of over $2 billion. This amount is multiplied many times over in the community, resulting in a major economic impact on other businesses and employment in the state of North Carolina. It’s for these reasons and others that it’s important for industry leaders and growers work to secure the future of Horticulture in the state of North Carolina.
Horticulturists can take advantage of Extension agents in their area for guidance or advice. Many commodity associations are also available to help both consumers and growers by providing information. Horticulture industries in the state are vital to the job market and a healthy relationship between industry and consumer is necessary for the success of any horticulture program.
Horticulturists should take part in their commodity association and join in with the N.C. Horticultural Council so that legislators can continually be educated on the importance of the Horticulture Industry, how it affects people in and the economy of North Carolina, and help ensure a prosperous future for the industry as a whole.
Complete List of Agricultural Commodity Groups (Link maintained at CALS)
|NC Agricultural Foundation||NC Agriculture Teachers' Association|
|NC Crop Improvement Association||NC FFA Foundation, Inc|
|NC Foundation Seed Producers||NC Growers Association, Inc.|
|NC Natural Products Association||NC Seedsmens' Association|