State Department of Agriculture Program: North Carolina

State Department of Agriculture of North Carolina
The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ divisions have responsibilities in regulatory and service areas covering agronomy; animal health; weights and measures; gas and oil inspection; crop and livestock statistics; USDA commodity distribution; state farm operations; food, drug and cosmetic testing for purity; agricultural marketing and promotion;
agricultural marketing grading; international agricultural crop and livestock marketing; operation of the North Carolina State Fair and North Carolina Mountain State Fair; operation of four state farmers markets; research station operations; seed and fertilizer inspection; nursery and plant pest eradication activities; regulation of the structural pest control and pesticide industries; agricultural environmental issues; soil and water conservation; forest management and protection; state and federal agricultural legislation; and agricultural economic analysis.

The Got To Be NC program is the official marketing program for the NC Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. The primary goal of the program is to assist in the promotion of North Carolina Agriculture as a whole and increasing the visibility of NC products by working with growers and companies that produce NC agricultural products. Through retail and foodservice marketing assistance, as well as, event marketing, special promotions and advertising campaigns focusing on awareness, Got To Be NC can assist companies in their pursuit of reaching the consumer.
Core Customers:  Retail and Food Service
North Carolina is home to a number of important customers who are ideal to look at for distribution.  These include MR Williams, Southco Distribution, The Pantry, The Fresh Market, Harris Teeter, Food Lion, Lowe’s Foods, Kangaroo Stores, Boy Scout Shops, VF Corp, Body Shop, Wilco To Go, Hungate’s, Boone Fabrics, Family Dollar, Mast General Stores, Variety Wholesalers, Kerr Drug, Alex Lee Grocery, Ingles Markets, McLane, Merchants Distributors, Lowe’s Home Centers, Earth Fare, Fieldcrest Cannon, Omega Sports, Fleet Feet, Performance Bike, Tropical Nut and Fruit, Weaver Sreet Markets, Canteen, Sportsman’s World, Great Outdoor Provision Company, Thomas and Howard Co, Knight Markets, HT Hackney, Mutual Drug, Family Fare, Healthy Home Markets, Europa Sports, Citizen’s Fuel, Consolidated Theatres, Krispy Kreme, Gold Medal Foods, Food Express, UNC, Speedway Motorsports, Just Fresh, Compass, Shaw Food Service, Port City Java, Mid South Food Service, The Biltmore, Smithfield’s Chicken, Bojangle’s Chicken, Classic Burger, Canteen, Prairie Pizza, Salsarita’s, Bear Rock Cafe, Biscuitville, Boykin Lodging, Highway 55 Burgers, Pinehurst Resort, Golden Corral, Mayflower Seafood, Red Hot and Blue, etc