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The 23 Cherry Research Farm employees are charter members of the $100 Billion Club, a program created by North Carolina Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler and CALS Dean Richard Linton to celebrate everyday heroes across North Carolina.
The award, which Linton said recognizes “exceptional work done by any group or agency within the state of North Carolina” ties to his and Troxler’s shared goal for agriculture to be a $100 billion industry.
“These are the folks on the front lines who make it happen, so they’re very special,” Troxler said.
Want to learn more about the Hurricane Matthew cleanup?
Read about the team effort to save animals and crops at Cherry Research Farm, where only 45 of the 2,000 acres did not flood. Then check out how NC State Extension leapt into action when disaster struck.