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the North Carolina FFA state officers

Jun 21, 2023

North Carolina FFA President Finds Home at NC State

As Sydney Loflin reflects on her year as state FFA president, she’s eager to continue exploring her interest in agricultural communications in CALS. 

Amber Davis holding a pig

Jun 20, 2023

4-H and FFA Frame a Life of Agricultural Education

Teaching children and adults to care for animals and grow crops provided an avenue to one woman’s dream job. 

a young male smiling for a camera

Feb 1, 2023

Javian McMillan: Challenge Yourself, Find Community

As a North Carolina FFA State Officer, Javian McMillan inspires other students to trust their instincts and follow their dreams. It’s advice the Goodnight Scholar, animal science major and aspiring veterinarian takes to heart. 

MacKenna Clifton on a stage for FFA

Nov 8, 2022

MacKenna Clifton Elected as National FFA Officer

CALS junior MacKenna Clifton was named the Southern Region Vice President of the National FFA Organization. 

a field with a sign saying FFA Farm

Oct 17, 2022

Travis Park Named Director of Ag Education, FFA Board Chair and National FFA Advisor

Park will serve as chairperson of the National FFA Board of Directors, where he will provide oversight for many National FFA programs. 

Allyson Farmer

Oct 9, 2022

Allyson Farmer Joins CALS Advancement to Bolster Support for 4-H, FFA

Allyson Brake Farmer joined CALS Advancement on Oct. 3 as its new associate director of leadership annual giving for the 4-H and FFA programs. 

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

Jun 21, 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. 

A young couple on a farm with a miniature cow and sheep.

Feb 10, 2020

First Came Friendship, Then Came Love

NC State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences alumni Taylor and Harrison Jenkins don’t recall their actual first date - they just remember always being together. 

Young woman judging an FFA event

Dec 2, 2019

What FFA Taught Me as a Young Woman in Agriculture

As we celebrate 50 years of women in FFA, CALS students share how FFA and their agriculture teachers shaped them into the young women they are today. 

People with shovels gathered around a mound of dirt

Aug 21, 2018

“Realization of a Dream”: NC FFA Center Breaks Ground on New Dormitory

On an early August afternoon along the banks of White Lake in Bladen County, North Carolina, state FFA leaders, youth, educators and corporate supporters gathered to celebrate the ground-breaking of a new female dormitory at the NC FFA Center.