Thoughts of Cary and Durham don't conjure images of rolling farm fields, yet two Democratic House members from those cities, Rep. Paul Luebke in Durham and Rep. Jennifer Weiss in Cary, were appointed to the House Agriculture Committee.
Yes, Weiss admits, she was surprised by the appointment. But she does care about healthy food.
"I care a lot about lot about farming communities," she says. "Getting more health foods into schools - buying more local foods."
She's also on the finance, elections, health and human services and judiciary committees - areas where she has more experience.
Luebke says there's a lot of interest in Durham in sustainable and organic agriculture. He's also on the finance, education, government and public utilities committees.
Luebke, in his 11th term, has experience in a number of areas, but he hasn't been the go-to guy for farm questions.
"Why it may not be my first choice, I will work with small farmers of Durham County to advance their interests," he says.