An N.C. State alumnus, Blalock served as director of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences’ Cooperative Extension Service and as North Carolina’s State 4-H Leader.
Also honored by CALS were Outstanding Alumni Award winners and recipients of the Young Alumni Award.
SePRO CEO recognized for contributions as an agribusiness executive, entrepreneur, philanthropist and volunteer leader.
Having lived three-quarters of North Carolina Cooperative Extension’s history, former four-term N.C. Gov. James B. Hunt has plenty to say about the agency’s value and positive influence on communities and people across the state.
Dr. Robert O. Evans was honored at the International Drainage Hall of Fame award dinner and ceremony, held at The Ohio State University.
Sizeable donations from tobacco companies R.J. Reynolds, Universal Leaf and Alliance One have brought a recently established tobacco program endowment in N.C. State’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences closer to its funding goal.
Northeast District Director Travis Burke can’t wait to see what unfolds as Extension’s next century begins.
The Ruby C. McSwain NAADA Outstanding Philanthropist Award was given to Bill and Marsha Prestage and the Prestage family. Dr. William K. Collins was named a 2014 recipient of the NAADA Volunteer Service Award.
Active in 4-H from childhood, Proctor held several leadership positions in the organization, culminating in his tenure as State Program Leader from 1984 until his retirement in 1995.
Forget the vernal equinox. For multitudes of gardening enthusiasts, the true first day of spring is the day of the annual Gala in the Garden at N.C. State University’s JC Raulston Arboretum. This year the theme of the May 4 gala was “Celebrating North Carolina,” so the emphasis was on the state’s finest food, botanicals, products and people.