ARE Alums Recognized at CALS 2018 Alumni Awards Ceremony

Three outstanding ARE alumni were recognized on Friday, September 7th, 2018 at the NC State Alumni Center. All of the departments in CALS spotlighted some of their most successful alumni.

Daniel Measell attended graduate school in what is now considered the joint Economics Graduate Program. After graduating in 1971, he opened a successful business offering residential mortgage services which he later sold to Indecomm Global in 2006. Measell has been a generous supporter of the Agricultural and Resource Economics Department and it’s Agribusiness Entrepreneurship Program.

Mr. Measell at the podium
Mr. Daniel Measell

Callie McAdams received bachelor degrees from NC State in agricultural business management and animal science in 2009 and then earned her master’s degree in agricultural economics from Texas A&M. She currently serves as a deputy economist to the US House of Representatives committee on agriculture. She influences food policies and programs such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). She has experience researching a wide array of topics such as risk management, livestock, and international food aid.

From L to R: Dean Richard Linton, Guido van der Hoeven, Callie McAdams, John Beghin and William Upchurch


Joshua Stalls grew up in Martin County, NC helping his family work their chicken houses and farm, where his love for agriculture began. He earned three associates degrees in agricultural business management, livestock and poultry management, and general agriculture. After a short break, he returned to NC State and graduated in 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in agricultural business management from the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics. Josh works at Benchmark Buildings and Irrigation where he designs and sells agricultural irrigation systems for farms in eastern NC and Virginia.


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