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Student Spotlight

Aug 28, 2023

From Family Farm to Ag Educator

Meet Ag Ed student Ann Morgan Hawthorne. Throughout her life, her family has taught her the value of serving yourself by serving others. Read her story to learn more. 

Clay Beasley on a tractor in a field

Aug 16, 2023

An Extension Education

Wilson County was a classroom for agricultural education major Clay Beasley this summer as he learned about NC State Extension’s vital role in supporting farmers. 

Peyton Gardner with the internal communications team in front of a BASF logo

Aug 10, 2023

A Summer of Ag Communications

Through networking at a conference, Peyton Gardner, a senior studying horticultural science and communication, landed a dream summer internship at BASF. 

A young Black male student in a classroom

Jul 21, 2023

Championing Resilience and Advocacy

YFCS graduate student, Kimberley Cheatham, recalls her educational journey and how a major event altered the trajectory of her life. 

Jun 22, 2023

North Carolina FFA President Finds Home at NC State

As Sydney Loflin reflects on her year as state FFA president, she’s eager to continue exploring her interest in agricultural communications in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. 

Woman smiling in front of a brick wall

May 10, 2023

Distance Education Student Balances Family and Academic Life

New York native and small farmer Michelle Case balances family and work while pursuing her online bachelor’s degree in agricultural science. 

Jason Bullock's headshot

May 5, 2023

Ag Teacher Earns Third NC State Degree

Doctoral graduate Jason Bullock combines his dedication to agricultural education, FFA and inclusivity to create a welcoming community for students. 

Apr 17, 2023

Miranda Parks: YFCS Student Shaping Minds and Hearts

Meet YFCS masters student Miranda Parks and learn how a passion for her work started with a part-time job and grew into a career path. 

Sarah Smart

Feb 8, 2023

Sarah Smart: A Humble Spirit and a Determined Mind

For our February student spotlight, meet Sarah Smart, an alumnus and current graduate student studying agricultural and extension education. 

Jan 11, 2023

YFCS Students In Action: Meet Wesley Berry 

Check out our January student spotlight on YFCS student Wesley Berry. Learn why he chose the YFCS program and the experiences with our excellent faculty.