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agricultural education

NC State's Memorial belltower on main campus.

Sep 3, 2021

Ivey Brewer: FFA Shaped My Career in Ag Education

Ivey Brewer talks about growing up in a farming community and how FFA shaped her into the woman she is today. She recently was named NC State's Student Teacher of the Year. 

Young men digging and filling a wheelbarrow

Dec 22, 2020

Giving Back: Kamal Bell and Sankofa Farms

Kamal Bell isn’t your stereotypical North Carolina farmer, and his Orange County farm isn’t your everyday farm. There, he’s not just farming, he’s also teaching — and doing both in ways aimed at raising the quality of life for people in his nearby hometown of Durham. 

Young woman sitting on a small boat in the middle of water with two wolfpack hands

Apr 20, 2020

Dedicated to Agricultural Education and Wolfpack Traditions

Mary Kate Morgan, a senior in the Department of Agricultural and Human Sciences, is one of this year’s Mathews Medal recipients. 

Man in green shirt standing in front of Fraser fir Christmas trees.

Jul 30, 2019

“Mr. Christmas” is N.C. Farmer of the Year: CALS’ Own Johnny Wishon

In the mountains near Sparta, they call him “Mr. Christmas,” but these days, NC State alum and Christmas-tree farmer Johnny Wishon is known as North Carolina’s 2019 Farmer of the Year. 

NC State student Jacob Nester

Dec 11, 2017

Outstanding December Graduate: Jacob Nester

After losing three fingers working to pay for college, Jacob Nester is ready to teach and inspire the next generation of ag ed students. 

Mar 18, 2016

New simulator brings farm experience to urban areas

The NC Cooperative Extension's new 19-foot Agri-Pride Simulator is a choose-your-own-adventure video experience as a farmer harvesting your fields. The idea behind the mobile unit is to re-connect North Carolina’s increasingly urban public with farm life. 

Brittany Whitmire and Andy von Canon with their dog on their farm.

Sep 20, 2015

Business and Busy-ness

Andy VonCanon and Brittany Whitmire call their family farm near Brevard “Busy Bee” – and what a fitting name it is. The two keep bees and raise cattle, turkeys and forage crops, all the while holding busy off-farm careers in agriculture. He’s a College of Agriculture and Life Sciences alumnus who teaches high school agriculture, and she’s the new dairy economist with the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service at NC State. 

Apr 21, 2015

Wolfpack Roundup is a springtime success story

The live auction is run entirely by CALS livestock merchandizing students, who prepare the animals, collect information for the catalog, create advertisements and work with prospective buyers. 

Apr 17, 2015

Farm Animal Days again reigns in popularity

Farm Animal Days, held annually at the Beef Unit at the Lake Wheeler Road Field Laboratory, has become a must-see attraction for area school children. 

Mar 30, 2015

Top-Notch: NC State hosts national “Olympics of landscaping”

The CALS Horticultural Science Department hosted this year’s renewal of the annual PLANET competitive training and career recruitment event that drew more than 850 college students from 65 of the nation’s top horticulture and landscape programs.