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Lincolnton a stop on state agricultural tour




Staff Writer
Lincolnton will be among the stops of a statewide tour designed to showcase North Carolina’s agricultural products.

Hosted by the North Carolina Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services, the 2013 “Got to be NC” RV tour will be at the Wal-Mart in Lincolnton, on North Generals Boulevard, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday.

In its second full year, the tour crisscrosses North Carolina in an effort to promote the state’s $77-billion agriculture and agribusiness industry, according to a NCDA&CS press release.

Also as part of the stop, the department’s “Got to be NC” Big Cart — a 13-foot-tall, motorized shopping cart — will also make an appearance, along with more than a dozen North Carolina companies sampling products and handing out materials.

Several promotional vehicles are used as part of the initiative, serving as “rolling billboards” for the agriculture industry, the release said.

“Agriculture and agribusiness represent North Carolina’s leading industry, employing nearly a fifth of the state’s workforce,” NCDA&CS officials said in the release. “Got to Be NC Agriculture is the official state identity program for products grown and made in North Carolina. The RV is a mobile tool used to promote the ag industry and commodities produced here.”


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