Jeff Carpenter, the new North Carolina Cooperative Extension director in Catawba County, loved the farm life from his childhood. He couldn’t read the future, but he knew that someday he’d find a career in agriculture. Read more in the Charlotte Observer . . .
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Ag Institute grad Jeremiah Jones raises Animal Welfare Approved free-range hogs; grows and processes his own feed; operates a non-GMO soybean processing facility for local farmers and is president of the North Carolina Natural Hog Growers Association. We caught up with Jeremiah and his wife Jessica (also a CALS grad) to learn more about their family farm and why they love what they do.
Economic Perspective: Will Kids Earn More Than Their Parents?
A staple of the American dream was that the next generation would earn more than their parents, but does that adage still ring true?