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John Hammond, International Marketing Specialist for Craft Beer, Wine & Spirits

John Hammond works in the International Marketing Section of the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (NCDA&CS) as an International Marketing Specialist. John develops export trade opportunities for North Carolina agricultural businesses. His primary responsibilities include the promotion of craft beer, spirits, and wine; domestically and internationally. Previously, John worked with International Marketing to develop trade for forestry products, cotton, Christmas trees and nursery products. John also worked with the Horticulture and Seafood Marketing Section within NCDA&CS to promote nurseries, floriculture, turf grass, pine needles, Christmas trees and honey in domestic markets.

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, a NC Registered Landscape Contractor and NC Certified Plant Professional. He has over 20 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, coaching, playing guitar, and spending time with his family. Mr. Hammond resides in Fuquay-Varina with his wife Elizabeth and two children.

Contact John

(919) 707-3160
Cell: (919) 302-3586
John.Hammond@ncagr.gov