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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.