Posts Tagged ‘agricultural education’

Feeding future populations is the issue at 2012 Commissioner’s Series kick-off session

N.C. Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler (center) and panelists (front, from left) Norris Tolson, John Vollmer, Julie Groce, Reggie Strickland and David Smith are backed by CALS student members of Alpha Zeta at the March 21 Commissioner's Series event.

The event was the first of two sessions in this year’s Commissioner’s Speaker Series, hosted by the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences’ Agricultural Institute, Agri-Life Council, Alpha Zeta and the CALS Alumni and Friends Society. The next session is April 11.

CALS alumna marks special anniversary as agriculture teacher

Clark was honored by her students and colleagues for her 25 years of teaching.

Gwen Gentry Clark celebrated her 25th year as an agriculture teacher at Avery County High — and the achievement of a significant career goal.

Naderman receives national FFA honor

George Naderman

Dr. George C. Naderman Jr. of Cary, retired Extension soil specialist with N.C. State University, received the Honorary American FFA Degree during the 84th National FFA Convention, held Oct. 21-23 in Indianapolis. The award is given to those who advance agricultural education and FFA through outstanding personal commitment.

Alumni Profile: Upon achieving a major career goal, Gwen Clark reflects on 25 years as an agriculture teacher

Clark is also active with the Christmas Tree Growers Association and her local Cooperative Extension Service.

This year, two of her former students became the first ever from Avery County to earn the American FFA Degree.

North Carolina FFA receives major grant from Tobacco Trust Fund Commission

The North Carolina Tobacco Trust Fund Commission has awarded $180,540 to the North Carolina FFA to improve high school agricultural education programs throughout the state.

CALS will support agricultural education in Liberia

Project partners

Faculty members in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences will share their teaching expertise to help the West African nation of Liberia rebuild its agricultural education system following almost two decades of civil war and unrest.

Panelists talk sustainable agriculture at Ag Awareness Week Forum

CALS student members of Alpha Zeta gather behind panelists (from left) Jason Smith, George Teague, Sarah Smith, Myron Smith, Allison Nichols, Bob Nutter and Steve Troxler.

The second season of the Commissioner’s Speaker Series began March 23, as a panel of agribusiness leaders joined Steve Troxler, state agriculture commissioner, at N.C. State University to talk about local and sustainable agriculture.

Mobile agriculture classroom visits North Carolina schools

Johnston County fifth-graders head into the Seed Survivor Mobile, where interactive exhibits teach lessons about plants.

The North Carolina FFA Foundation joins partners to bring a classroom-on-wheels program called Seed Survivor that teaches children the mechanics and the value of growing plants.

New class graduates from ag leadership program

The 2010 graduates of the Agricultural Leadership Development Program, along with program leaders Dr. Billy Caldwell (second row, next to last) and Dr. Bill Collins (third row, third from left) participated in a legislative study tour of Washington, D.C.

The College’s Agricultural Leadership Development Program has expanded to include all types of agricultural professionals.

Wilson wins teaching award

Dr. Elizabeth Wilson

Dr. Elizabeth B. Wilson, associate professor of agricultural and extension education in N.C. State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, received a 2010 Regional Teaching Award at the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities 123rd Annual Meeting in Dallas.

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