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Leadership Office

Growing North Carolina’s agriculture and life sciences leaders.

Growing Leaders

Agriculture built North Carolina, and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences grew the leaders that made it possible. Developing future leaders – both in and outside of agriculture and life sciences – is at the core of who we are and what we do.

We believe developing strong leaders that can lead and influence the implementation of new technologies and create sound public policy will determine whether or not our world is well-nourished. So we’re hard at work preparing the next generation of agriculture and life sciences leaders for North Carolina and beyond.

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A Public Policy Pipeline

CALS provides students with opportunities to engage in agricultural policy leadership. The best example is our Adolph Warren Leadership Program, a first-of-its-kind program aimed at developing agricultural leaders interested in public policy. Some of our students are taking their agricultural passion to Capitol Hill.

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Pre-college Programs

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Cultivating Tomorrow's Leaders

It's never too early to start training the next generation of leaders. That's why we provide a number of different opportunities for youth leadership development, from statewide organizations with tens of thousands of members to summer institutes and smaller, community-based programs.

These programs are designed to help children of all ages develop the skills they need to succeed. We believe young people are the future. And the future is now.

College-level Programs

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Training Leaders on the Cusp

College is about more than studying hard to make good grades. We believe that learning how to become an effective leader is equally important. So we offer our students a number of programs that equip them with the tools they'll need to be successful leaders here on campus and out in the real world.

And we're always working to develop new programs to meet different needs. To open new doors for CALS students. To train even more leaders for the state, the nation and the world.

Have Questions?

If you’d like to learn more about CALS Leadership Initiatives, contact Dr. Rhonda Sutton.

Director of College Leadership Programs
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
210E Patterson Hall, Box 7602
North Carolina State University
Phone: 919.513.7029


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