David Thompson of the N.C. Association of County Commissioners received the Distinguished Service Award during the Nov. 13 meeting of the North Carolina Agriculture, Dairy and Tobacco foundations. The event included a special presentation to Sharon Rowland, executive director of the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service Foundation.
North Carolina State University’s Poultry Science Department has been renamed for the Prestage Family. Chancellor Randy Woodson announced a 10 million gift that will name and endow the department in N.C. State’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
The endowment will provide opportunities for N.C. 4-H members to attend the American Youth Foundation Leadership Conference.
After 30 years of service to the N.C. 4-H Horse Program, Dr. Bob Mowrey retired in January and established an endowment that will continue to provide support for the program and young people he nurtured for many years.
Dr. Johnny Wynne, who retired this summer as dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, was honored June 12 at a gala celebration at N.C. State University’s McKimmon Center.
More than 300 guests enjoyed an evening of casual elegance May 5 at the ninth annual On the Dock of the Bay fund-raiser at the Eastern 4-H Environmental Education Conference Center in Columbia.
The annual garden party and fund-raising event doubled as a birthday party for N.C. State.
Award recipients include the Animal Science and Food Science clubs, the Student Organization Resource Development Award winners, recognized for their efforts in support of the Dairy Foundation Campaign for Excellence.
Murphy-Brown LLC, livestock production subsidiary of Smithfield Foods Inc. and the world’s largest producer of pork products, kicked off a fundraising drive for the North Carolina FFA Center at White Lake with a $50,000 gift.
At the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences’ 2011 Donor Recognition Event, exhibits were themed around programs and activities that have been newsmakers in the pages of Perspectives.