RALEIGH, N.C. — With over 600,000 member families, the North Carolina Farm Bureau is the state’s largest farm organization. And as its president, Shawn Harding is one of the state’s most influential leaders in agriculture.
In this episode of the Farms, Food and You podcast, Harding talks about the Farm Bureau’s priorities, his experience as a farmer, and his thoughts on agricultural challenges in our state.
Shawn Harding was elected president of the North Carolina Farm Bureau in December 2019. Harding grew up and farmed in Beaufort County. He previously served the Farm Bureau in various roles, including president in Beaufort County, member of the state board of directors and state public policy director. He is a graduate of the Agricultural Institute, part of NC State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
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–Dee Shore, N.C. State University