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The 2021 NC FFA state officers smiling and wearing blue corduroy jackets.

Jun 22, 2022

How FFA Prepares Students to Be Ag Leaders

Whether it’s competing in competitions or engaging with top agriculture businesses, students in FFA are set up for success in the agricultural industry. 

Selma Jana Hunter wearing her NC State graduation regalia

May 11, 2022

Jana Hunter: Meet One of Raleigh’s Rising Middle School Agriculture Teachers

Starting in July, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences graduate Jana Hunter will teach two agriculture courses and start the FFA program at the school. 

Belltower

Jan 20, 2022

Travis Park: Inspiring the Agriculture Teachers of Tomorrow

NC State professor Travis Park discusses his passion for agricultural education and what it means to inspire the next generation of teachers. 

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.