Protecting Agricultural Water Resources in
North Carolina



"The plan identifies water resources, future needs and ways to better manage water resources. The project also guides farmers to improve efficiency, conservation and supply of water resources."

– Steve Troxler
Commissioner of Agriculture
N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

Partners & Sponsors


The strategic plan was sponsored by the N.C. Foundation for Soil & Water Conservation through a grant from Altria Group Inc.

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Agricultural Water Work Group

Steve Troxler, Commissioner of Agriculture, N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

Larry Wooten, President, North Carolina Farm Bureau Federation


Dr. Bill H. Davis Jr., President, North Carolina Foundation for Soil & Water Conservation

James Ferguson, President, N.C. Association of Soil & Water Conservation Districts

J.B. Martin, State Conservationist, Natural Resources Conservation Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture

Pat Harris, Director, Division of Soil & Water Conservation, N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources

Dr. Robert Evans, Professor and Head, Biological & Agricultural Engineering Department, N.C. State University

Dr. Louis Jackai, Chairperson, Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Design, N.C. Agricultural & Technical State University

Jimmy Gentry, President, North Carolina State Grange

Buddy Murrow, 2nd Vice President, North Carolina Green Industry Council

Mark Rice, President, North Carolina Irrigation Society

Deborah Johnson, CEO, North Carolina Pork Council

Robert Ford, Executive Director, North Carolina Poultry Federation

Bryan Blinson, Executive Director North Carolina Cattlemen’s Association