Commission up and running again

Sen. Brent Jackson N.C. Senate

November 18, 2013

The first two weeks are always busy with interim study committees and I have some exciting news regarding a new commission I will be chairing.

The Agriculture and Forestry Awareness Study Commission has not met in many years, and with the help of the Commission’s co-chair, Rep. J.H. Langdon, we were able to get this Commission back up and running. We plan to use our meetings to look at the large issues that will affect North Carolina’s agriculture industry as we move into the future. This will include the consequences of various federal laws, water issues and the current relationship North Carolina has with our number one industry. I ask that you email my office with any ideas or concerns you feel should be discussed at a Commission meeting.

As always, when you call or email my office, you normally speak with a member of my staff. I want to assure you that I read each and every email that is sent to my legislative account and my staff provides detailed records of phone calls.

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District headlines:

Date Set for Clinton City Schools Town Hall Meeting

Clinton City Schools’ administrative leadership will host a Town Hall meeting at 7 p.m. Nov. 21 at the First Baptist Church in Clinton, 900 College St.. The purpose of the meeting is to bring members of the community together for an open exchange of ideas and information on the future development of the local public school system. The conversation will focus on the administration’s 3-year Strategic Plan for the district, as well as the Common Core standards and their potential impact on curriculum in Clinton City Schools. Please consider attending this event and contributing your thoughts to the ongoing dialogue on the future of our schools.

NC Cattlemen to Host Conference in Sampson County

The Annual Eastern Carolina Cattlemen’s Conference is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, Dec. 3 at the Sampson County Agri-Exposition Center, 414 Warsaw Road, in Clinton. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the first seminar will begin at 9 a.m. Trade shows and presentations will take place throughout the day. Attendees can expect to hear from industry leaders and experts on grazing, feed yards, financial risk management and heifer development. The conference is set to adjourn at 4 p.m. For more information, contact your local Cooperative Extension Office or call the N.C. Cattlemen’s Association at (919) 552-9111.

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In closing:

I appreciate you allowing me to serve you in the NC General Assembly and if I can ever be of service to you, please feel free to contact me at 919-733-5705 or You can also visit my Facebook page at and follow my new Twitter page at I look forward to hearing from you!