As the holidays approach, Franklin County farmer Robert Elliott sends his thanks, in the form of an audio slideshow, to Cooperative Extension and agricultural agent Martha Mobley, this year’s winner of the Carolina Farm Stewardship Association’s Educator of the Year Award.
The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences lost a longtime communications leader and advocate Saturday, when Woody Upchurch, retired, died from cancer. Upchurch was known for his outstanding writing and photography, rapport with news media, commitment to team work and ability to connect with farmers.
Martha Mobley, Franklin County agricultural agent with N.C. Cooperative Extension has been named the North Carolina Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Extension Educator of the Year.
J.C. “Jay” Wells, of Greenville, the second full-time Extension plant pathologist at North Carolina State University, died Nov. 10 at the age of 92.
The North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service has launched a strategic visioning and planning initiative to evaluate the organization’s business model, adapt accordingly to the current economic environment and devise a strategy going forward.