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Commissioner Troxler: Looking ahead in agriculture

By on January 3, 2022

I found an interesting 2017 FFA article that listed its predictions for the Top 5 Agriculture Careers in 2020. In order, they were 1. Drone Technologists 2. Hydrologists 3. Ag Communicators 4. Food Scientists 5. Precision Agriculture Technologists. The common

Virtually celebrating NC FFA members

By on June 15, 2020

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

2020 Graduate Spotlight: Tori and Tripp Johnson

By on May 28, 2020

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

Students compete for awards and scholarships at the “Natural Resources Olympics”

By on May 2, 2018

Students from across the state competed at the 2018 North Carolina Envirothon held at Cedarock Park near Burlington over the weekend. The two-day event tests students’ knowledge and problem-solving skills in the areas of aquatics, forestry, wildlife, soil and land

News Roundup

News Roundup: July 11-17

By on July 17, 2015

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

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

By on December 9, 2014

  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

Commissioner Troxler: Celebrating small farms

By on March 28, 2014

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

Celebrating National FFA Week

By on February 18, 2014

   

Ag Voices: An Ode to Bledsoe

By on January 28, 2013

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

News Roundup: Jan. 5-11

By on January 11, 2013

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