Today’s Topic: Teaching North Carolina’s future ag leaders

By on May 5, 2015

Todays-TopicAgriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.”

It’s the end of another academic year at North Carolina colleges and universities, and Commissioner Troxler is among those who just wrapped up the spring semester.

Over the years, he has periodically taught courses at N.C. State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and this past semester he taught alongside Richard Linton, the dean of CALS.

There were 30 students in the class, including a few who were planning to return to the family farm after college. The course covered a variety of topics pertaining to agriculture, such as agricultural policy, economic development and international trade. In addition to lectures, students heard from guest speakers in the agriculture industry and went into the field to see ag research.

The Commissioner says the students were very bright, and his hope is that they will become tomorrow’s leaders in agriculture and agribusiness.

Click on the audio player below to listen to Commissioner Troxler and Rhonda discuss the semester and what’s in store for the future.

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