George Ferguson

George currently works as the Feed Administrator for the North Carolina Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services, where he is responsible for the management of the NC Food and Drug Protection Division’s Regulatory Feed Program. While growing up on a small dairy farm in western NC George developed a passion for agriculture that would eventually bring him to NC State, from where he graduated in 1994 with a BS Degree in Poultry Science. While a student at NC State he had the good fortune to have an advisor who had purchased a small feed mill in Fuquay-Varina, where he would get his start in the feed manufacturing business. After graduation he worked briefly for Perdue Poultry in Ahoskie NC, but found himself drawn back into the world of feed where he would spend the next 15 years. From farm store management to dealer development and sales, George worked with independent dealers of numerous feed manufacturing firms to include Southern States, Purina Mills and Blue Seal Feeds. In 2012 George transitioned from industry to regulatory, as he accepted the position of Feed Safety Officer within the NC Food and Drug Protection Division, Animal Feed Program. He has since served as the Divisions Compliance Officer and now serves as the programs Administrator.