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September 2022

Michael Best

Sep 29, 2022

Meet Michael Best, New Director of The Executive Farm Management Program

As current Director Blake Brown prepares to retire at the end of this year, Michael Best will take on the role of director of The Executive Farm Management Program. 

houses on the North Carolina coast

Sep 29, 2022

New Research Reveals the Impacts of Climate Change on Wastewater Treatment in the Coastal Carolinas

A team of researchers, including Assistant Professor Eric Edwards and economics master's student Iain Burnett, completed a three-year study on the growing concern of climate-related impacts on wastewater treatment systems in coastal North and South Carolina. 

family standing on their farm

Sep 23, 2022

Investing in people, not just production

Participants from Worthington Farms credit the Executive Farm Management Program with helping their business evolve. They spoke with Nursery Management Magazine about their experience in the program. 

Sep 23, 2022

You Decide: Is the Social Safety Net a Spring Board or a Cushion?

There are few public issues that create more debate than the social safety net. What is it and how does it affect North Carolina’s economy? 


Sep 12, 2022

Gutierrez-Li on the Farm Workforce Modernization Act

An excerpt from a recent NBC News article in which Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist Alejandro Gutierrez-Li discusses the Farm Workforce Modernization Act. 

aerial image of tractor plowing a field

Sep 9, 2022

ABM Alumnus Navigates His Career With Precision

Justin O'Ferrell, precision agronomist for Nutrien Ag Solutions, reflects on his journey through the Ag Business Management program and to his current career. 

woman shopping in grocery store

Sep 8, 2022

Food costs up 10% in a year, but immigration reform might help, some experts say

The National Desk speaks to experts, including Assistant Professor Alejandro Gutierrez-Li, about the effects of the Farm Workforce Modernization Act on food costs.