NC Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler
Announces He Will Seek Re-Election
Browns Summit, NC – November 9, 2015 – North Carolina Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Steve Troxler announced today that he will seek a fourth term in the 2016 election.
“I will again ask the citizens of North Carolina for the honor of representing them as Commissioner of Agriculture” the Browns Summit farmer said.
“This is an exciting time in agriculture and agribusiness in North Carolina,” said Troxler. “Agriculture and agribusiness comprise the State’s number one industry at $76 billion in economic impact every year. In the next four years I look forward to helping lead agriculture and agribusiness toward the $100 billion mark in economic impact.”
Troxler added that one of his priorities in the next four years would be “To modernize our antiquated lab system in the Department of Agriculture.”
In announcing his plans, Troxler said “I have pledged each time I have run to give it my best every day, and once again I make that pledge.”
A Guilford County native, Troxler owns Troxler Farms, a Browns Summit farming operation. He was recently honored as a Distinguished Alumnus of North Carolina State University, where he is also an Adjunct Professor.
The National Association of State Departments of Agriculture has honored Troxler for his national leadership in food safety. Troxler served as president of the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture in 2013 and was president of the Southern Association of State Departments of Agriculture in 2012.
He also serves as one of the leaders of the Governor’s Food Manufacturing Task Force, which is dedicated to bringing food manufacturing facilities and jobs to North Carolina.
Troxler received his B.S. degree in Conservation from NC State University in 1974. He and his wife, Sharon, have two sons, Shawn Troxler and Jeremy Troxler, daughters-in-law Margaret Troxler and Lauren Troxler, and five grandchildren.