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Virtually celebrating NC FFA members

Around this time each June, downtown Raleigh becomes a sea of corduroy blue as hopeful NC FFA members from across the state come together. This year, however, the streets of Raleigh will be much quieter. Because of COVID-19 restrictions, the 92nd North Carolina FFA State Convention was unfortunately canceled. Instead of an in-person convention, NC […]

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2020 Graduate Spotlight: Tori and Tripp Johnson

Like many other students, the Johnson siblings are missing out on important milestones in their lives due to COVID-19. While they may not have been afforded traditional graduation ceremonies, the Johnsons have made the best of their situation. Tori and Tripp Johnson come from a family of farmers. The brother and sister duo grew up […]

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News Roundup: July 11-17

News Roundup: July 11-17

Each week we round up the latest N.C. agricultural headlines from news outlets across the state and country, as well as excerpts from the stories. Click on the links to go straight to the full story. “N.C. Farm Families: Stand up and speak out,” Jones and Blount: There are few delicacies quite as tasty and revered […]

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Today’s Topic: Cultivating young people’s interest in agriculture

  Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” The average age of North Carolina farmers has continued to increase and now stands at 58.9, according to the 2012 Census of Agriculture. That’s a concern because the world’s population will reach 9 billion people by […]

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Commissioner Troxler: Celebrating small farms

This past week has been a big one for ag awareness in our state. We have celebrated National Ag Day, Ag Awareness Week and N.C. A&T State University’s Small Farms Week. On Wednesday I had the honor of attending a luncheon honoring small farmers and recognizing Ryan Wiebe of Burnsville in Yancey County, who was […]

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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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News Roundup: Jan. 5-11

Each week we round up the latest N.C. agricultural headlines from news outlets across the state and country, as well as excerpts from the stories. Click on the links to go straight to the full story. “Raleigh man will lead Future Farmers of America,” News & Observer: A native North Carolinian will soon be responsible […]

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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: 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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