Ag Voices

Celebrate Pollinator Week with the latest buzz from a local startup

Celebrate Pollinator Week with the latest buzz from a local startup

If you want to save the bees, you may have to start by thinking like one. That’s the key to sustainable success for 25-year-old Leigh-Kathryn Bonner, founder and CEO of the 2014 Durham startup, Bee Downtown. Bonner claims her passion for beekeeping stems from a simple admiration for their importance in nature. “Everything a bee […]

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Urban and small farms are a big part of the fabric of North Carolina’s agriculture industry

Urban and small farms are a big part of the fabric of North Carolina’s agriculture industry

To celebrate N.C. A&T State University Small Farms Week, March 19-25, we are highlighting urban farmer Tenita Solanto from Raleigh. Staff from the NCDA&CS Small Farm Program works with small, urban and limited-resource farmers like Solanto, helping them access resources and programs that may be beneficial to their operations. Small Farms Week celebrates the economic […]

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Ag Voices: College internships

Our Ag Voices series focuses on young people preparing for a career in agriculture. The series highlights what the students are learning in the classroom and how they plan to apply those lessons to future challenges in the agriculture industry httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Z93jtECn3M Summer is just a few months away. For many college students summer is a […]

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Ag Voices: An Ode to Bledsoe

Joshua Bledsoe, the NC FFA state agricultural education leader, was recently named chief operating officer of the National FFA Organization. Bledsoe will assume his new duties in Indianapolis in February. Our Ag Voices students have had the chance to work closely with Bledsoe during their time in FFA. Two of the students, Matt Currin and […]

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Ag Voices: Students talk classes, farm bill and student teaching

Our Ag Voices series focuses on young people preparing for a career in agriculture. The series highlights what the students are learning in the classroom and how they plan to apply those lessons to future challenges in the agriculture industry httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TssbTmWaxC0 Recently, we caught up with Daniel Alvey, Matt Currin and Alycia McLamb as they […]

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Ag Voices: Summer update from Alycia McLamb

Alycia McLamb and the other students in our Ag Voices series are now back at N.C. State for the start of their junior year. McLamb recently sent us this post about her experience this summer working for a seed company, preparing for a National FFA office and attending various leadership conferences. Summer 2012 will surely […]

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Ag Voices: Summer Update

Matt Currin, a participant in our Ag Voices series, has spent the summer learning more about North Carolina’s green industry as a full-time landscaper. In addition, he has volunteered with a summer camp, worked on his family farm and prepared for his fall harvest of pansies. He sent us this post about his experience. This […]

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Ag Voices: Daniel Alvey participates in I-CAL Program

Daniel Alvey, a participant in our Ag Voices series, was one of 12 college students chosen to participate in the International Collegiate Agricultural Leadership Program, sponsored by the U.S. Grains Council. He recently returned from a two-week agricultural education trip to Southeast Asia. He sent us this post about his experience. After finishing my sophomore […]

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Ag Voices: Summer Plans

Our Ag Voices series focuses on young people preparing for a career in agriculture. The series highlights what the students are learning in the classroom and how they plan to apply those lessons to future challenges in the agriculture industry. It’s hard to believe it’s been a full academic year since we first sat down […]

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Ag Voices: Value of Agricultural Education

Our Ag Voices series focuses on young people preparing for a career in agriculture. The series highlights what the students are learning in the classroom and how they plan to apply those lessons to future challenges in the agriculture industry. We recently sat down with our Ag Voices students to talk about their semester, classes […]

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Ag Voices: Daniel Alvey

A few weeks ago, we checked in with the three N.C. State University students participating in our Ag Voices series as they finished up the first semester of their sophomore year. This week, we’ll post updates from Matt Currin, Alycia McLamb and Daniel Alvey as they complete their final exams. Most universities require students to […]

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