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Year: 2017

NC State student Jacob Nester

Dec 11, 2017

Outstanding December Graduate: Jacob Nester

After losing three fingers working to pay for college, Jacob Nester is ready to teach and inspire the next generation of ag ed students. 

NC State student Amber Page

Dec 7, 2017

Outstanding December Graduate: Amber Page Emerson

As she approaches graduation from the Youth, Family and Consumer Sciences program, Amber Emerson hopes to start a career working with young children and their families. 

Student with float bed used to grow lettuce

Nov 28, 2017

Outstanding December Graduate: Maddie Ciszewski

As NC State student Maddie Ciszewski prepares for a career that brings together her passion for agriculture and for people, she’s been at the forefront of student-led efforts to help others learn more about aquaponics. 

Representatives of North Carolina 4-H, North Carolina FFA and the Farm Credit Associations of North Carolina gather for a check presentation ceremony.

Nov 22, 2017

‘Pull for Youth’ Events Raise $100k for 4-H, FFA

Through several “Pull for Youth” sporting clays events held across the state, the Farm Credit Associations of North Carolina raised $103,000 for North Carolina 4-H and North Carolina FFA. 

With the help of their 4-H agent and volunteer, Mitchell County 4-H'ers decorate hay bales at the State Fair.

Nov 2, 2017

Making Hay: 4-H’ers Use Hay Bales to Spread Messages of Fun and Learning

What do fidget spinners, wise owls and gumball machines have in common? They are among the symbols young people used at the State Fair this year to spread the 4-H message. 

AHS graduate Christian Gray

Oct 26, 2017

Christian Gray Is #AgPackStrong

He's trained first-round NBA picks, but when CALS alum Christian Gray has to choose between a business trip and a middle school graduation, he'll cancel the business trip every time. Gray transforms lessons from a challenging childhood into youth mentorship, both on and off the court. 

CALS student Abby Whitaker with a cow

Oct 19, 2017

Student Spotlight: Passion for Ag Turns into Life Calling

Four years ago Abby Whitaker was confident that CALS was the place to pursue her passion for agriculture, and today she’s surer than ever. 

CALS student Rachel Brown helping a boy shear his sheep.

Oct 18, 2017

CALS Student Helps “Lil’ Aggies” Make Big Splash at State Fair

Sophomore ag education major Rachel Brown is already living her dream, teaching nine students the ins and outs of animal agriculture and showing them the ropes at the N.C. State Fair. 

4-H Alumnus Jim Clark has written two histories of North Carolina 4-H, giving back to an organization that deeply influenced his life.

Oct 9, 2017

NC State Prof Inducted Into National 4-H Hall of Fame

For both his lifetime achievements and contributions to 4-H, NC State University professor emeritus and 4-H alumnus Dr. James W.  Clark Jr. was inducted last week into the National 4-H Hall of Fame. 

Four men standing outside and holding bluegrass instruments.

Oct 2, 2017

‘Pickin’ in the Pines’ to Help Send Kids to 4-H Camp

Love barbecue and bluegrass? Check out Pickin’ in the Pines on Oct. 21 at Millstone 4-H Camp. It’s a fundraiser aimed at allowing youth with limited resources to attend a week at 4-H camp next summer.