As the Farmland Preservation Director for the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (NCADCS), Dewitt oversees the NC Agricultural Development & Farmland Preservation Trust Fund. A public servant with the NCDA&CS since February 1985, Dewitt has served as Director of Ag. Policy & Analysis, Director of Marketing, and other various staff positions in the Divisions of Marketing and Food & Drug. With a B.S. degrees in Animal Science and Agricultural Education and a Master Degree in Education from N.C. State University, Dewitt is also a Certified Public Manager with the State of North Carolina. A lifelong resident of Johnston County, Dewitt and his wife Lynn reside in the Benson community; their twenty-one-year-old twins, Melanie and Jonathan, are seniors at NC State University. They own Elevation Plant Nursery and Landscaping, Inc and manage a 100 acre plus family farm. The Hardee family attends Piney Grove Chapel Baptist Church where Dewitt serves as a deacon and an adult Sunday School Teacher.
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- C10. Unconventional Partnerships: Leveraging Defense, Agriculture and Conservation Resources to Promote Sustainability
October 18, 2019
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM