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NC Youth Farm Voices

This week, The North Carolina Cattlemen’s Association is hosting a series of farm tours for high school and college students from various parts of the state. The group is comprised of students from Wayne, Columbus, Stokes, Stanley, Johnston, Edgecombe, Robeson, Wilson and Harnett Counties. Everyone in the group has different expectations of what they hope to learn from the tours, but they all share one thing in common: these young men and women are seeking a future career in NC agriculture.


Screen Shot 2014-08-04 at 11.59.38 AMBrooke really enjoys learning about animals.





Screen Shot 2014-08-04 at 12.04.01 PMAlex has been helping his Dad start a family farm since the age of 5.





Screen Shot 2014-08-04 at 12.06.46 PMSara hopes to become a veterinarian.





Screen Shot 2014-08-04 at 12.09.59 PMRachel has grown up on a family farm and wants to be an agriculture teacher one day.





Screen Shot 2014-08-04 at 12.10.19 PMMaddie grew up on a family farm and is currently an officer in West Stanley High School’s FFA program.





Screen Shot 2014-08-04 at 12.19.27 PMEmma used to work on a farm, and knows she wants to work in the beef industry.





Screen Shot 2014-08-04 at 12.19.49 PMCaroline is currently and Animal Science major.





Screen Shot 2014-08-04 at 12.22.07 PM Lilly’s family has no farming/agriculture background, but her love for showing goats at a young age increased her interest in agriculture.





Screen Shot 2014-08-04 at 12.22.28 PMMichael wants to learn more about the beef industry because he plans to major in Animal Science.





Screen Shot 2014-08-04 at 12.23.35 PMBen lives on a farm with goats, chickens, and cattle. He is interested in helping the farm run more efficiently.





Screen Shot 2014-08-04 at 12.25.52 PMSam has been in the agriculture industry for as long as he can remember through his family.





Screen Shot 2014-08-04 at 12.27.32 PMLiz Anne grew up on a farm and is interested in learning more about the beef industry.





Screen Shot 2014-08-04 at 12.30.09 PMKara wants to learn more about beef to go back and help her family farm.





Screen Shot 2014-08-04 at 2.15.40 PMMason has been involved in showing animals since she was little and is interested in learning more about the industry.

Check back with Feed the Dialogue NC as we will be interviewing these guys again to see what they’ve learned!

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