Scott Farms recognized as 2018 NC Exporter of year

Workers pick sweet potatoes on Scott Farm this past year. Scott Farms was named 2018 North Carolina Exporter of the year by North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. The company has 14,000 acres of land that includes 3,000 acres of sweet potatoes and over 6,000 acres of tobacco harvested.

Lucama-based Scott Farms is the 2018 North Carolina Exporter of the Year, named by N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.

The award, which recognizes individuals or companies that have made a positive impact on N.C. agricultural exports was presented to Linwood “Sonny” Scott Jr., president and co-owner of Scott Farms, during Ag Development Forum on Feb. 1 at the state fairgrounds.

“Scott Farms began sweet potato production with just 15 acres and today they produce 3,000 acres with the international sector accounting for more than half of their total farm sales of sweet potatoes,” said Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler.

Scott Farms, a sixth-generation family farm, ranks as one of the largest in the region with more than 14,000 acres of farmland that includes 3,000 acres of sweet potatoes and over 6,000 acres of tobacco harvested.

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