#22. Running for Commissioner of Agriculture – with Jenna Wadsworth, Democratic Candidate
Podcast Show Notes with Jenna Wadsworth
Running for NC Agriculture and Consumer Affairs Commissioner, Jenna Wadsworth, is here to talk about the responsibilities of a commissioner of agriculture which include protecting, maintaining and enhancing the production of North Carolina agriculture, as well as promoting public health programs. We also discussed how the legalization of the hemp industry could be an opportunity for farmers in North Carolina.
Wadsworth is committed to take care of social, environmental and economic justice. She wants to address environmental issues especially for those who have suffered through natural disasters. Additionally, Wadsworth said she wants to emphasize the reality of climate change.
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Who is Jenna Wadsworth?
Jenna Wadsworth was born in Raleigh, but she grew up off a dirt road on her grandparents’ farm in Johnston County which raised hogs, cattle, chickens, corn, cotton, soybeans, and tobacco. Wadsworth made history a decade ago—at the age of 21—by becoming the youngest woman ever elected to political office in North Carolina. For the past decade, she has served the people of Wake County as a Soil and Water Conservation District Supervisor.
Jenna Wadsworth is running for NC Commissioner of Agriculture on a platform of protecting our small, family farmers; legalizing cannabis; combating climate change; advocating for farmworkers; and expanding both broadband access and healthcare options in our rural communities.
She is a graduate of both the NC School of Science and Mathematics in Durham and NC State University. She is the Co-Founder of the progressive nonprofit New Leaders Council – North Carolina, as well as the managing partner of her small business. Last year, Wadsworth was appointed to the NC Advisory Committee of the US Global Leadership Coalition. She is currently tending 45 rows of fruits and vegetables, fruit trees and vines, as well as nut trees this season on her family farm.
Her campaign is proudly endorsed by over 100 current and former elected officials, including former Commissioner of Agriculture—Britt Cobb, former NC Court of Appeals Judge Linda Stephens, EMILY’s List, the NC AFL-CIO, the NC Association of Educators, the NC Sierra Club, and others.
For more information, please visit: https://www.jennawadsworth.com/
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