2 West Edenton Street
1020 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1020
Phone 919.707.3100
Fax 919.715.0155


Marketing Specialists in the Raleigh office provide marketing assistance to individual growers, packer/shippers, processors, commodity associations, and agribusinesses. Marketing services are available for crops ranging from corn to strawberries. Activities include developing marketing strategies, identifying potential buyers, organizing promotions with retailers, wholesalers, restaurants, and farmers markets, farm tours for produce buyers, planning marketing programs for commodity associations, training farmers in price risk management, and assistance to grain dealers, cotton gins and the tobacco industry.

E-Mail the designated marketing specialists for assistance with these commodities.

 Kevin Hardison, Local Foods, Direct Markets and Produce

 Heather Barnes, Sweetpotatoes, Organics, Farm to School

 Christina Wrenn,  Honey, Pine Needles, Sod, and Eastern North Carolina Christmas Trees, Strawberries

 Tommy Fleetwood, Potatoes, Pumpkins, Greens

 Tony Haywood, Christmas Trees, Blackberies, Green Industry

 Michele Roberts, Apples, Tomatoes 

Nick Lassiter , Grains, Oil Seed, Cotton, Peanuts

 Tim Parrish, Manager, Domestic Marketing

Randy Maness, Retail Specialist

Bruce Whitehead, Foodservice Specialist