When Joshua Bledsoe entered high school as a freshman in 1987, he was surprised to find agricultural education listed as his elective at Surry Central High School in Dobson. Soon this N.C. FFA leader will join the national organization as chief operating officer.
More than 380 meat producers, butchers, Extension agents and chefs turned out Dec. 3-4 for NC Choices’ second Carolina Meat Conference held at the WinMock Dairy Barn and Event Center in Bermuda Run.
As N.C. State University celebrates its 125th anniversary this year, all land-grants around the country are celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Morrill Act that led to the creation of land-grant institutions. Last month, N.C. State looked back at the Morrill Act and how it helped shape this institution.
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.
On Wednesday, Nov. 7, N.C. State University will hold a celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Morrill Act, the original legislation that established land-grant universities like N.C. State. The celebration will be held at McKimmon Center, 3:45 -5:45 p.m.
Nearly 100 people came together Oct. 30 to welcome the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences’ new dean, Dr. Richard Linton, to northeastern North Carolina and to share their ideas on the College’s future.
Two graduate students from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences who visited the University of Zagreb in Croatia have developed ideas for study abroad programs that would introduce American students to Croatian agriculture and culture.
Break out a bottle of your favorite North Carolina wine and raise a toast: the N.C. 10% Campaign has hit a big milestone. The 10% Campaign, a Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS) initiative, encourages all North Carolinians to spend 10 percent of their food dollars on locally grown and produced foods. The campaign has now recorded more than $25 million in local food purchases since its launch in July 2010.
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.
For Cooperative Extension agricultural agents, keeping skills current and being informed about the industry issues of the day are key to doing the job well. This summer, 64 agricultural agents from around the state came to Raleigh for N.C. Cooperative Extension’s seventh Livestock/Forage/Field Crop Agent Training Conference.