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Debbie Hamrick

Director of Specialty Crops, NC Farm Bureau Federation


Debbie Hamrick is the Director of Specialty Crops for North Carolina Farm Bureau. In her role with Farm Bureau she establishes and maintains working relationships with internal and external agricultural stakeholders and leadership to advance NC Farm Bureau policy positions. Debbie currently is a member of the North Carolina Fresh Produce Safety Task Force, the NC Choices Board of Advisors, the NC Local Food Council, the Center for Environmental Farming Systems Board of Advisors and is a founding member of the NC Pollinator Conservation Alliance and the North Carolina chapter of the Farmer Veteran Coalition. She is a past member of the NC Rural Center Board, the NC Sea Grant Advisory Board. Debbie is a frequent speaker at meetings and events across the state. Debbie’s resume includes business start-ups within the trade publishing, online and meeting fields. Much of her early career was in trade publishing within the international floriculture industry where she founded FloraCulture International magazine, now known as FCI. Debbie is a graduate of NC State University and resides in Raleigh.


B.S. Horticultural Science NC State