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.
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.
The endowment will provide opportunities for N.C. 4-H members to attend the American Youth Foundation Leadership Conference.
Smith, CALS associate dean and director of the N.C. Agricultural Research Service, retired September 1 after 31 years of service to the College and the university.
The Tim and R.J. Peppe Military Leadership Scholars Endowment will join the family of Gen. Hugh Shelton Leadership awards at N.C. State University.
After 30 years of service to the N.C. 4-H Horse Program, Dr. Bob Mowrey retired in January and established an endowment that will continue to provide support for the program and young people he nurtured for many years.
Dr. Johnny Wynne, who retired this summer as dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, was honored June 12 at a gala celebration at N.C. State University’s McKimmon Center.
More than 300 guests enjoyed an evening of casual elegance May 5 at the ninth annual On the Dock of the Bay fund-raiser at the Eastern 4-H Environmental Education Conference Center in Columbia.
The annual garden party and fund-raising event doubled as a birthday party for N.C. State.
Tickets to the annual Farm to Fork Picnic on May 20 at the Breeze Farm in Orange County are now on sale. The Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS) partners with Slow Food Triangle, the Breeze Farm Incubator, and the N.C. Agricultural Foundation Inc. in putting on the event.