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Nov 27, 2023

A Journey from the Farm to the Classroom

Learn how Missy Swain developed a profound passion for agriculture through her involvement in 4-H and FFA and carried that passion to the classroom. 

Oct 18, 2023

Nurturing Global Perspectives in Agricultural Education

Amber Beseli, an adjunct professor in AHS, has always had a passion for teaching and education but her journey has taken her internationally. 

Oct 10, 2023

Cultivating a Future in Agricultural Education: Meet Katlyn Foy

Growing up in the midst of family farming operations, Katlyn Foy gained a profound understanding of the values of hard work and dedication embedded in agriculture. 

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Oct 9, 2023

Celebrating Excellence: CALS Alumni Award Winners

AHS Alumni Joy Morgan and Laura Parker, both received the CALS Alumni Awards, highlighting their inspiring journeys and significant contributions to the agricultural field. 

Sep 27, 2023

From 4-H Roots to Legal Heights: Montana Reiser’s Inspirational Journey of Transformation

Montana Reiser's remarkable journey from 4-H to the courtroom illustrates the transformative impact of pursuing unexpected passions and seizing opportunities. 

Sep 15, 2023

Shaping Futures and Building Leadership in Agriculture

Rhonda Sutton's multifaceted career journey, from a mental health counselor to a leader in agricultural leadership, highlights the importance of transferable skills and a commitment to professional growth. 

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. 

Abby Pleasant holding sunflowers in her graduation gown on a tractor

Jul 31, 2023

Sunflower Season

Graduate student Abby Pleasant is studying organic black oilseed sunflowers, which researchers believe could be a promising — and profitable — crop for North Carolina farmers. 

Jul 26, 2023

Coming Full Circle: Why I Became an Ag Educator

From initial discouragement to a thriving career, Susan Jones' journey at NC State came full circle, shaping her into an accomplished educator who embraces the opportunities that have shaped her life. 

Jul 17, 2023

AHS July Blog: The Beauty of Farmland

In the July AHS blog post, AHS graduate student Sarah Smart, examines how to protect your family farm from development in North Carolina.