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Celebrating the Voices and Passions of Local FarmHers

Smithfield, N.C. --  The Junior Women's League of Smithfield, in partnership with the Johnston County Farm Bureau Young Farmer & Rancher program and JoCo Grows Agriculture Committee will host Ask A Farm(HER), a local farmer Q&A panel featuring female farmers from Johnston County on Monday, February 7, 2022 from 5:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m at Johnston County Ag Center.  


The purpose of the Q&A panel is to give Johnston County citizens an opportunity to hear farmers discuss the issues of importance to them while also answering questions from the community. The question and answer session will begin at 6:30 p.m. with a Meet & Greet to follow. Panel participants include Michelle Pace Davis of Pace Family Farms, Kim Kornegay LeQuire of Kornegay Family Farms and Produce, and Marlowe Ivey of Razorback Farms and Executive Director of Feed the Dialogue NC.  


The public may submit questions for this discussion at


Questions will be forwarded to the FarmHer committee, who will select questions after considering time restraints and eliminating repetitive ones. We are unable to guarantee that every question will be used. Please note:

* All questions must be submitted using the linked form and received prior to the forum.

* Questions for the Johnston County Farm(HER) Q&A will be accepted until Thursday, February 3. 

* Should time allow, questions may be accepted in person and through comments on the livestream.


Prior to the Q&A session, attendees may purchase dinner from local food trucks Dampf Good BBQ, Fired Up Pizza, Don Taco y su Pandilla and  Little Lanea’s Mini Donuts, and are welcome to eat inside the auditorium beginning at 5:30 p.m.


This family-friendly event is free and open to the public and will include a question and answer session from 6:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. that will also be live-streamed on social media. While this is a free event, we kindly ask attendees to RSVP at to allow adequate seating throughout the auditorium.


JWL Smithfield members will be onsite collecting non-perishable food and personal care items, which will be placed in JWL’s Blessing Boxes throughout Johnston County to assist those in our community who struggle with food insecurity.  Attendees may drop off donations as they enter the Johnston County Ag Center.  


About The Junior Women's League of Smithfield

The Junior Women's League of Smithfield (JWL) is a non-profit organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through the effective action of trained volunteers. Our organization was founded in Smithfield, but is dedicated to the betterment of all communities within Johnston County.  Since the League’s establishment in February 2016, JWL has awarded $117,000 in Community Impact Grants to Johnston County nonprofit organizations and completed more than 12,500 hours of community service.  


Junior Women’s League of Smithfield

Contact: Kelly Blanchard

Tel: (919) 614-0922



Johnston County Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers



JoCo Grows