John Hammond works as an International Marketing Specialist for the North Carolina Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services (NCDA&CS). John develops export trade opportunities for North Carolina craft breweries, distilleries and wineries. John also manages special projects for the Marketing Division.
Prior to joining NCDA&CS, John was the owner of landscape design-build contracting and urban forestry consulting firm. He has also worked as a manager of sales and marketing for a farm and landscape supply company, worked in nursery production research, golf course and landscape maintenance. John is an ISA Certified Arborist and NC Certified Plant Professional. He has over 25 years’ experience in agricultural and horticultural industries. John received his Bachelor of Science in Horticultural Science from North Carolina State University.
Outside of professional interests, John enjoys, photography, playing guitar and spending time with his family. Mr. Hammond resides in Fuquay-Varina with his wife Elizabeth and two children.