July 2017 -- Rhyne Cureton will be a junior at NC A&T University this fall majoring in Agricultural Education, after taking a gap year to explore his interests in agriculture. During his first two years in college, he discovered that he not only loved the outdoors, but was also fascinated with agriculture and its role [...]
July 2017 -- Alex Borst is a recent graduate of Mississippi State University with a degree in International Studies. This summer, Alex is helping Working Landscapes to develop a new sweet potato value chain to supply its Chopped Produce Initiative. This program aggregates local produce, adds value by chopping and prepping it, and then distributes it to local schools [...]
July 2017 -- Ali Huber is a recent graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill, where she double majored in Environmental Studies, (focusing on sustainability and agriculture) and Public Policy (focusing on food). Ali has worked in gardening and nutrition education, as well as local food sourcing for the Dining Halls at UNC. She says she is most drawn [...]
July 2017 -- April Hnit Oo was born in Burma, grew up in Hawaii, and is a recent graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill, where she studied Public Policy and Food Studies. Her main interests are in public health, nutrition, and food sovereignty for minority populations. April has been working with Transplanting Traditions since January of this year and [...]
July 2017 -- Erin Welty is a rising senior at the University of South Carolina, majoring in English. She became interested in a career in local food and agriculture after interning at a community garden in Cedar Grove, North Carolina last summer. Originally from Clemmons, NC, Erin was excited to be placed near her home [...]
July 2017 -- Chanel Nestor graduated from NC A&T with a B.A. in Sociology and a M.A. in Agricultural Education. Her interests in agriculture began well before her undergraduate work, when she was exposed to small-scale beef production as a child growing up in Davidson County, NC. She continued dabbling in this interest with her [...]
July 2017 -- Taylor Hayes graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill last December with degrees in Southern Studies and Information Science. She has hands-on production experience, having worked in community gardens through high school and on farms all through college; she currently works with Ran-Lew Dairy in Snow Camp, NC. Taylor was interested in the apprenticeship with Piedmont Food and [...]
NCGT/Poole College of Management MBA Student Teams Work with TRACTOR Food and Farms to Increase Access, Profitability
MBA student teams from NC State University's Poole College of Management Supply Chain Resource Cooperative have worked with NCGT staff and partner entities since summer 2013 to investigate and address food business processes and supply chain issues across the local-to-mainstream food supply chain.
NCGT was presented with the 2017 "Outstanding Subject Matter Program by a Team" award from the North Carolina Association of Cooperative Extension Specialists (NCACES).
Last summer, Joel Sullivan, Director of Marketing for NCGT partner Cheney Brothers, Inc. (formerly Pate Dawson Co.), had a novel idea for his food distribution business: "chef-driven agriculture".