Steve Troxler North Carolina Commissioner of Agriculture

North Carolina
Commissioner of Agriculture
Steve Troxler (R)
7017 Clayton Road
Brown Summit, NC 27214

Troxler has held leadership positions in numerous agricultural and community organizations. His service includes the Board of Directors of North Central Farm Credit Association; the Board of Supervisors of the Guilford County Soil and Water Conservation District; board member and vice president of the Guilford County Farmers Organization; the Guilford County Extension Advisory Board; the State Extension Advisory Council at N.C. State University and N.C. A&T State University; and the boards of the North Carolina Tobacco Settlement Phase II Entity and the Guilford County Farm Bureau.

In addition, he was a century member, director and secretary of the Tobacco Growers Association of North Carolina. He also was a spokesman for the group on local, national and international television.

In the community, Troxler was founder and president of the Browns Summit-Monticello Youth Association, a youth sports organization. He established the BSM Community Center and raised funds to improve facilities. He also served as a volunteer host for the Greensboro Visitors Bureau, working with international visitors, journalists and various school groups and summer programs.

Education and Family:
Troxler graduated from N.C. State University in 1974 with a Bachelor of Science degree in conservation, with a concentration in environmental studies. He and his wife, Sharon, have two grown sons, two daughters-in-law and four grandchildren. In his spare time, Troxler enjoys restoring antique farm equipment and playing with his dog, Kate, a Labrador/golden retriever mix.

More Accomplishments of the North Carolina Department of Agriculture under Commissioner Steve Troxler’s Leadership:

Individual Employee Recognition
  • Heather Barnes, Marketing Specialist, received the 2012 Young Farmers & Ranchers Discussion Meet award
  • Dr. David Marshall, State Veterinarian, is now serving as President of the U. S. Animal Health Association
  • Stephen Benjamin, director of the Standards Division, will serve in 2012 as Chairman of the National Conference of Weights and Measures.
  • Ray Starling, General Counsel, has been honored by the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture for outstanding contributions to the industry.
  • David Smith, chief deputy commissioner, served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of ASTM International, the world’s largest voluntary, consensus standards development association.
  • State Employee/Governor’s Awards for Excellence have been earned by Gail Weams, Food Distribution Division; the Food and Drug Protection Lab; Operation MoveOut Team with employees from the Veterinary, Emergency Programs and Public Affairs Divisions; Jennifer Nixon, Public Affairs; and Bill Yarborough, Agronomic Services.
Contact Information
Steve Troxler for NC Commissioner of Agriculture
P.O. Box 450
Browns Summit, NC 27214-0450