Jenkins receives FFA award
From left are Jim Guard, Northeast FFA Region adviser; state Sen. Clark Jenkins; Chris Bell, Northeast Region FFA president; Ashley Yopp, state FFA president; and Benjie Forrest, Eastern Region Agricultural Education coordinator.
In March, N.C. Sen. Clark Jenkins received an Outstanding Service Award from the Northeast FFA Regional officers. Jenkins, who represents Pitt, Martin and Edgecombe counties, was honored for his dedication and commitment to agriculture and the FFA. In accepting the award, Jenkins said he was proud of his agricultural heritage and that he was confident that eastern North Carolina would remain a key player in agriculture because of its vision in shifting into new areas such as biodiesel production, biotechnology and agricultural tourism.