Posts Tagged ‘agricultural education’

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.

CALS students attend 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Kentucky

N. C. State students Alexann Rahimi (left), Kim Schreiber, Cecilia Chapman and Anna Hayworth, with clinician Lynn Palm at the 2010 World Equestrian Games.

When the United States welcomed the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games to Kentucky, 45 students from N.C. State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences were among spectators — thanks to Alltech.

Agricultural Institute and Tobacco Trust Fund Commission welcome seven scholars to Agricultural Heritage Legacy Scholarship Program

The Agricultural Institute, the two-year associate’s-degree program in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, introduced its first group of Agricultural Heritage Legacy Scholars at a reception October 6. There students met with representatives of the program’s benefactor, the North Carolina Tobacco Trust Fund Commission.

New CALS scholarship honors Richard Canady and his love for family, friends and agriculture

David and Jean Canady, parents of Richard Canady, and his brother, Andrew, sign into creation a scholarship endowment in memory of Richard. Behind them are (from left) Dr. Jon Brandt, ARE Department head; Dr. Johnny Wynne, CALS dean; and Dr. Ken Esbenshade, CALS Academic Programs director.

It’s not typical that an endowment signing draws a standing-room-only crowd, but when word went out that a scholarship was being created in memory of Richard Canady, 2002 graduate of N.C. State University, nearly three score family, friends and colleagues made a point to be there Oct. 1 for the creation of the David “Richard” Canady Scholarship Endowment.

CALS program named outstanding by Association of Leadership Educators

A program in N.C. State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences received top honors at the June conference of the Association of Leadership Educators (ALE) in Milwaukee, Wis. The College’s Leadership in Agriculture and Life Sciences program earned the title of Outstanding Leadership Program in ALE.

CALS faculty members honored by NACTA

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences faculty members were prominent among honorees at the 2010 conference of the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA), held in June at Penn State University.

A Land-Grant Gem

Red-robed 2010 AGI graduates celebrate in May.

The College’s Agricultural Institute celebrates 50 years as a defining part of the university’s mission — and the ‘perfect fit’ for thousands of students.The Agricultural Institute offers nine academic programs leading to an associate of applied science degree, ranging from agribusiness management to landscape technology. It’s now one of the United States’ largest associate-degree-granting programs at a four-year institution offering agriculture degrees.

300 hands join together to renovate school barn

The barn was one five in the United States selected to be renovated and preserved.

In 1946 the people of a Climax pulled together to put up a cattle barn on J.D. Cheek’s farm. And pull together they did again 64 years later when, on a bright April weekend, scores of them gathered to spiff up the barn and make it part of Providence Grove High School’s agricultural education program.

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