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JoCo Grows Agriculture

The JoCo Grows Agriculture Marketing Committee was formed in 2019 to include members of the farming and agribusiness community to discuss and enhance marketing efforts for on-farm events, increase revenues for buy direct and pick-your-own farms, and to provide resources for marketing the agricultural assets of Johnston County. The committee's start up accomplishments include creating and trademarking a logo, completing 95% of the 3-year Marketing Plan, and being awarded two grants to continue the work set forth in the marketing plan.

The  committee has revised and updated the Marketing Plan to look forward to the next 3-5 years. We welcome any community input as our focus remains the education and awareness of agriculture as a vital part of our county. To review our SWOT analysis, current grant programs, and goals for the next 3-5 years, click on the photo or here to download the JoCo Grows Agriculture Marketing Plan. 

Please contact Nicole Youngblood with any suggestions for our committee. She can be reached at 919-989-5380.
To tell the story of agriculture in Johnston County, past, present, and future as the county grows at a
tremendous rate, may we recognize how important it is that JoCo Grows Agriculture.


Our Committee Members

Brandon Batten, Chairman
Bryant Spivey
Chris Coates
Chris Smith
Dan Wells
Dennis Durham 
Donna Bailey-Taylor
Dawn Souse
Justin Raymond 
Kevin Hardison
Mark Wellons
Michelle Pace Davis
Seth Ballance
Shane Lee
Shannon Hopkins
Shelby Robertson 
Shelly Johnson
Nicole Youngblood
Tim Britton
Tracy Denning 


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