NERSBA Participates in Ag Expo 2015
On November 12, 2015, NERSBA scholars and staff participated in the Northeast Regional Ag Expo 2015 at the Senator Bob Martin Eastern Agricultural Center in Williamston, NC. The event provided attendees with the opportunity to meet with representatives of local, agriculture-related businesses. Presenters included: Mr. Larry Wooten, President of the NC Farm Bureau; Ms. Shelby Bireley, President of the NC FFA; Mr. Bob Etheridge, Executive Director of the Farm Service Agency; Rep. Paul Tine who represents District 6; Mrs. Becky Taylor of the NC State Board of Education; and, Dr. Don Phipps, Superintendent of Beaufort County Schools. Over 1,000 students from 6 different counties were present at this event. Participants had the opportunity to see demonstrations of robotics, technology, chemistry, finances and marketing education that was related to agriculture. They also had the opportunity to learn more about local colleges/universities and the military. (submitted by Jared Lopez)