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John Abbott

NA Head, Regulatory and Stewardship, Syngenta Crop Protection

David Anderson

Horticulture Operations Supervisor, Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians

Linda Andrews

National Legislative Director, NC Farm Bureau

Todd Armstrong

Vice President, US Ruminant Business at Phibro Animal Health

Al Averitt

President, Protech Advisory Services Inc.

Alan Ayers

Retired, Innovative Vector Control Consortium

Alan Ayers

Retired, Innovative Vector Control Consortium

Susan Ayscue

Ex-Officio | Part-Time Administrative Asst., Academic / Departmental Fundraising and the NC AHS Board, NC State’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Johnny Barnes

VP / General Manager, Barnes Farming

Nathan Bennett

International Agronomist, Universal Leaf

Chad Benton

Board Immediate Past President | R and D Associate Portfolio Manager, BASF Corporation

Chad Benton

R and D Associate Portfolio Manager, BASF Corporation

Ray Best

Director of Project Delivery, Duke Energy

Stan Biconish

Ag Programs Specialist, NCDA and CS

Collin Davidson Blalock

Owner/Operator, Collin’s Produce, LLC / Loan Officer, AgCarolina Farm Credit

Sylvia Blankenship

Emerita Senior Associate Dean Administration for CALS, NC State

Joshua Bledsoe

State Ag Ed Leader/FFA Advisor, NC FFA

Joshua Bledsoe

State Agricultural Education Leader & State FFA Advisor, NC State

Bryan Blinson

Board Vice President | Executive Director, NC Cattleman’s Association

Bryan Blinson

Executive Director, NC Cattleman’s Association

Richard Bonanno

Ex-Officio | Associate Dean, Director of NC State Extension

Graham Boyd

Executive VP, Tobacco Growers Assn. of NC

Charles Budinoff

International Flavors and Fragrances, Inc.

Tony Burd

Senior Regulatory Stewardship Manager, Syngenta

Andrew Burleson

Farmer, Thurman Burleson and Sons Farms

Lakean Byrd

Board President | Executive Assistant, Thermo Fisher Scientific/PPD

Chris Cammarene-Wessel

Ex-Officio | Director, Academic / Departmental Fundraising and the NC AHS Board, NC State’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Chris Cammarene-Wessel

Ex-Officio | Director of Philanthropy, NC State CALS

Coltin Caraway

Director of Nutrition, Mountaire Farms

Gary Cartwright

Retired Director, NC State Dairy Enterprise System; Owner, Gary Cartwright Consulting; Co-Founder and Co-Owner, Comple Coffee International

Jeff Chandler

Director, NC State Research Services

Benjamin Chapman

Department Head, Department of Agricultural and Human Sciences, NC State

Gwen Clark

Retired Agricultural Educator, Avery County High School

Dr. William “Bill” Collins

Ex-Officio Director | Sr. Director of Major Gifts, CALS, NC State

Ryan Combs

Executive Director, Research Triangle Regional Partnership

Padma Commuri

Director, R and D Agricultural Solutions, BASF Corporation RTP

Henry Cook

Co-owner, Cookson Dairy Farm

Rick Coor

NC Beekeeper’s Association

David Corum

President/CEO, AgCarolina Farm Credit

Bob Crews

Assembly Manager, Hayward Industries

DeShon Cromartie

District 6 Field Representative, NC Farm Bureau

Jennifer Gasque Crumpler

Regional Seed Sustainability Manager and Fiber Development Manager, BASF

Andy Curliss

National Director for Strategic Initiatives, SAS

Andy Curliss

National Director for Strategic Initiatives, SAS

Tommie Dale

Production Manager, Prestage Farms

Amy Dalrymple

Board President | Owner, Dalrymple Farm

Vance Dalton

Board Vice President | CEO, Carolina Farm Credit

Peter Daniel

Retired Assistant to the President, NC Farm Bureau

Jay Darden

Regional Sales Manager, Farm Credit Express

David Davenport

President, JP Davenport and Son

Dr. Alyssa Degreenia

Faculty Representative, Assistant Director of the Agricultural Institute

Erin Delehanty

Senior Director FAI, NC State

Erin Delehanty

Senior Director, NC State

Rick DeRose

Committee Chair | Open Innovation and Scouting Officer, Bill and Melinda Gates Agricultural Innovations

Katie Earl

Branch Office Coordinator, Carolina Farm Credit

Doug Edgeton

President and CEO, North Carolina Biotechnology Center

Mike Elder

Past President | Retired, Novozymes North America

Ed Emory

Retired Duplin County Extension Director

Andy Eure

Location Manager, Coastal AgroBusiness Inc

Allyson Farmer

Associate Director of Leadership Annual Giving, NC State CALS

Beth Farrell

Agricultural Programs Specialist, NCDA and CS

Beth Pugh Farrell

Agricultural Programs Specialist, NC Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services

Karen Fishel

Executive Director of Human Resources, Furnitureland South, Inc.

Rob Fleming

Co-Owner, Fleming Brothers Farms

Rob Fleming

Farmer, Fleming Brothers Farm, LLC

Bob Ford

Executive Director, NC Poultry Federation

Sterling Frierson

Senior Director of Development, NC State CALS

Leslie Doss Fuquay

Technical Expert, Syngenta Crop Protection, LLC

Jane Gardner

Agriculture Teacher, Ashe County High School

Malcolm Gibbs

Retired, County Extension Director

Frank Grainger

Owner/President, Fair Products Inc

Michelle Grainger

Executive Director, NC Sweet Potato Commission

Tom Greene

Senior Director - External Innovation Investment, Corteva Agriscience

Wells Hall

Partner, Nelson Mullins Riley and Scarborough, LLP

Wells Hall

Partner, Nelson Mullins Riley and Scarborough, LLP

Maggie Hamm

Past Board President | Member and Manager, ACA and Hollis Farms LLC

Maggie Hamm

Member and Manager, ACA and Hollis Farms LLC

Wilma S. Hammett, PhD, MSHE, BSHE

NC State Professor Emeritus / Owner, Design Transitions

Debbie Hamrick

Director of Specialty Crops, NC Farm Bureau Federation

Matt Hannah

Regional Sales Manager, Merck Animal Health

Michael Hare

President, Edenton-Chowan Chamber of Commerce

Brad Hargett

Project Manager, J.B. Preslar Company

Dennis Harrell

Vice President of Sales, Your Local Greens

Norman Harrell

County Extension Director, Wilson County

Norman Harrell

County Extension Director, Wilson County

E.B. Harris

Owner/President, E.B. Harris Inc.

David Hartman

Co-Owner, Hartman Farms

Amanda “Mandy” Hasty

Board Vice President | Director Manufacturing, ASC Taylor Brothers, R.J. Reynolds

David Heath

Service Manager, Quality Equipment

Joy Hicks

Senior Director for Governmental Affairs and Policy, NC Department of Environmental Policy

Paul Hill

Director of Quality Assurance, Dean Foods Southeast Region

David Hoffman

Chief Operating Officer, Hoffman Nursery

Carl Hollifield

Director of Dairy Enterprise System, NC State

Bonnie Holloman

Executive Director, NC Vegetable Growers Association

Greg Hoover

Retired Extension Director for Southeast District

Robert Hosford

Executive Director, NC Ag Financial Authority

Sara Hough

Technical Services Veterinarian, Swine, DSM Nutritional Products

Jim Howie

Member Services Manager, Maryland and Virginia Milk Producers

Alex Ives

Dairy Education Coordinator, NC State

E. Allen James

Ex-Officio Director | Retired from RISE (Responsible Industry for a Sound Environment)

Allison Jennings

Eastern Region Agricultural Education Coordinator, NC FFA

Deborah Johnson

Communications Director, Prestage Farms

Skipper Jones

SVP of Marketing and Communications, AgCarolina Farm Credit

Skipper Jones

SVP of Marketing and Communications, AgCarolina Farm Credit

Kathy Kennel

Executive Director, CALS Advancement

Kathy Kennel

Executive Director, CALS Advancement

Charles King

Event Manager, Events Partners Inc.

Whitney King

Partner, King Farming Enterprises LLC

Sarah Kirby

Assistant Director, FCS Program Leader / Professor, Department of Agricultural and Human Sciences, NC State Extension, NC State University

Hannah Klemmer

Sr. R&D and Commercialization Manager, Alamance Foods Inc.

Sue Langdon

Retired Executive Director of NC Sweet Potato Commission; Current consultant for The Ruffian Agency

Ayden Lee

Retired Chairman and CEO Four Oaks Bank

Kevin Leonard

Executive Director, NC Association of County Commissioners

Kim K. LeQuire

Manager, Kornegay Family Farms and Produce

Kim LeQuire

Manager/HR/VP, Kornegay Family Farms and Produce

Dr. Steven A. Lommel

Ex-Officio Director | Associate Dean for Research, CALS; Director, North Carolina Agricultural Research Service, CALS

Frank Louws

Department Head, Horticulture Science

Dr. Michael Luther

Ex-Officio Director | CEO, Teewinot Life Sciences

Pam Marrone

CEO and Founder, Chestnut Bio Advisors; Co-Founder and Executive Chair, Invasive Species Corporation & Invasive Species Research Institute

Jeremy Martin

Research Operation Manager, NC State

Kyle Mayberry

Director of Agriculture, The Biltmore Company

Kyle Mayberry

Director of Agriculture, The Biltmore Company

Aaron Messer

Area Business Manager, Bayer Crop Science

Erin Meyer

Director of Philanthropy, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Office of College Advancement

Matthew Mintmier

Corporate Loan Officer, Carolina Farm Credit

Shane Mitchell

Owner, Greenhill Nursery and Landscaping

A.J. Moore

Branch Manager, AgCarolina Farm Credit

Heather W. Morton

Director of Ag in the Classroom, NC Farm Bureau Federation

Sonia Murphy

Assistant Dean and Director of CALS Advancement / President, NC Agricultural Foundation

Sonia Murphy

Ex-Officio Director | Assistant Dean for College Advancement, NC State

Sonia Murphy

Assistant Dean and Director, CALS Advancement

Sonia Murphy

Assistant Dean and Director, CALS Advancement

Emily Nail

Executive Director, Cooperative Council of NC

Robin Nicholson

Board President | Government and Community Relations District Manager, Duke Energy

Robin Nicholson

Government and Community Relations District Manager, Duke Energy

Stanley Oliver, Jr.

Customer Service and Logistics Lead, Retired

Erica Peterson

Executive VP/CEO, AgriBusiness Council

Jerry Pless

George Pless and Sons Dairy Farm

Dan Poole

Professor – Animal Science, NC State

Nelson Powell

Senior Relationship Manager, Rabo AgriFinance

Ryan Power

Production Manager, Maryland and Virginia Milk Producers Cooperative

Scott Prestage

VP of Turkey Production, Prestage Farms

Lisa Prince

Executive Director, NC Egg Association

Dr. Lina Quesada

Faculty Representative, Professor, University Faculty Scholar and Extension Specialist

David Rives

Senior Technical Services Veterinarian, Zoetis

Sharon Rogers

Live Stock Farmer; Executive Secretary, NC Angus Association; Promotion Coordinator, NC Watermelon Association

Heather Rollins

Second Vice Chair | Marketing Director, Fairview Garden Center

Susan Rollins

President, Fairview Garden Center

John Ryals

Ex-Officio Director | Co-founder, CEO and President, Paradigm Botanicals

Herman Sampson

Retired Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Professor

KP Sandeep

Department Head, Food, Bioprocessing and Nutrition Sciences

Brooke Cornelius Schmidt

Global Brand Licensing Category Manager, John Deere

Dinah A. Schuster

Executive Director, NCALS Research Foundation Board | Senior Director of Philanthropy, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Office of College Advancement

Corey E. Scott

Committee Chair | Principal Nutrition Scientist, Cargill

John Michael Scott

Board Chairman | Loan Officer, AgSouth Farm Credit

Michael Shaw

Agriculture Extension Agent, Cooperative Extension Service

Paul Sherman

Assistant to the President, NC Farm Bureau

Michael Sherrill

VP and General Manager, M.G. Newell Corporation

Giles Shih

Chairman and CEO, BioResource International, Inc.

Robert Shore

Retired Owner of B. Roberts Food

Gary Sikes

Owner, Bountiful Harvest Farm

George Simpson

Regional Manager, Yara North America, Inc.

George Simpson

Regional Manager, Yara International

Tom Skolnicki

University Landscape Architect, NC State

Sterlina Smith

Sr. Manger of Innovation Partnerships, SAS

Connie Smith

Regional Sales Representative, Valley Proteins

Jeff Smith

AJ Smith and Sons, Inc.

Walter Smith

Retired, US Department of Agriculture

Jason Smith

Director of Sales and Logistics, Maryland and Virginia Milk Producers Cooperation

Rick Smith

Board President | Leaf Tobacco Dealer, Independent Leaf Tobacco Co., Inc.

Terry Smoak

Purchasing Manager, Hunter Farms

Bryant Spivey

County Extension Director - Johnston County, NC State

Blake Stevens

Vice President - Science and Technology; Head of Alexandria LaunchLabs - Ag Tech, Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc.

Dr. Katherine Drake Stowe

Director, US Soybean Research Collaborative

Dr. Charles “Charlie” Stuber

Ex-Officio Director | (Emeritus) NC State Plant Breeding Consortium

Zach Taylor

Technical Service Manager, Helena Agri-Enterprises LLC

Chase Tew

Product Line Marketing Manager, John Deere

Jason Thomason

Director of Operations, Maryland and Virginia Milk Producers Cooperation

Malarie Thompson

Maryland and Virginia Milk Producers Cooperative

Rob Thornton

First Vice Chair | Division Director, Murdoch Developmental Center

Jacob Traverse

Board Secretary | President and CEO, Center for Truth in Science

Steve Troxler

Commissioner of Agriculture, NCDA and CS

Steve Troxler

Commissioner of Agriculture, NCDA and CS

Frances G. Turner, MS, CFCS

Chair ECA Grant Committee | Retired Family and Consumer Science Agent (Wake County)

William B. Upchurch, Jr.

Past Presidents Council | Executive Director, NC Tobacco Trust Fund Commission

J. Milton Vaughan

Research and Farming - High Yield Corn and Soybean Research; Farming Cow/Calf Operation

Charlotte Vick

CFO / Sweetpotato Packing & Sales Manager, Vick Family Farms

Owen Wagner

CEO, NC Soybean Producers Association

Cathy Fritts Wilkins

Co-Chair | Corporate Account Manager / Corporate Communications, Duke Energy - Charlotte, NC

Brandon Williams

Product Manager, Helena Agri-Enterprise

Frank P. Wong, Ph.D.

Senior Regulatory Affairs Consultant, Bayer

Andy Wood

Vice President of Sales, Lawson Insurance Group

Paula Woodall

Senior Vice President and Agribusiness Development Officer, First Citizens Bank and Trust Company

Paula Woodall

Senior Vice President, First Citizens Bank

Paula Woodall

SVP / Senior Agribusiness Development Officer, First Citizens Bank & Trust Co.

Dr. Mike Yoder

Ex-Officio | Associate Director and State Program Leader, 4-H

Brandon Young

Soil Conservationist, Madison County

Nicole Youngblood

Board Vice President | Extension Agent, NC State Extension

Agricultural Institute (AGI) Advisory Board

Al Averitt

President, Protech Advisory Services Inc.

Joshua Bledsoe

State Agricultural Education Leader & State FFA Advisor, NC State

Chris Cammarene-Wessel

Ex-Officio | Director of Philanthropy, NC State CALS

Beth Pugh Farrell

Agricultural Programs Specialist, NC Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services

Rob Fleming

Farmer, Fleming Brothers Farm, LLC

Debbie Hamrick

Director of Specialty Crops, NC Farm Bureau Federation

Herman Sampson

Retired Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Professor

John Michael Scott

Board Chairman | Loan Officer, AgSouth Farm Credit

Rick Smith

Board President | Leaf Tobacco Dealer, Independent Leaf Tobacco Co., Inc.

Charlotte Vick

CFO / Sweetpotato Packing & Sales Manager, Vick Family Farms

Paula Woodall

SVP / Senior Agribusiness Development Officer, First Citizens Bank & Trust Co.

CALS Alumni and Friends Society

John Abbott

NA Head, Regulatory and Stewardship, Syngenta Crop Protection

Chad Benton

Board Immediate Past President | R and D Associate Portfolio Manager, BASF Corporation

Collin Davidson Blalock

Owner/Operator, Collin’s Produce, LLC / Loan Officer, AgCarolina Farm Credit

Lakean Byrd

Board President | Executive Assistant, Thermo Fisher Scientific/PPD

Gwen Clark

Retired Agricultural Educator, Avery County High School

Dr. Alyssa Degreenia

Faculty Representative, Assistant Director of the Agricultural Institute

Karen Fishel

Executive Director of Human Resources, Furnitureland South, Inc.

Leslie Doss Fuquay

Technical Expert, Syngenta Crop Protection, LLC

Matt Hannah

Regional Sales Manager, Merck Animal Health

Joy Hicks

Senior Director for Governmental Affairs and Policy, NC Department of Environmental Policy

Hannah Klemmer

Sr. R&D and Commercialization Manager, Alamance Foods Inc.

Kyle Mayberry

Director of Agriculture, The Biltmore Company

Aaron Messer

Area Business Manager, Bayer Crop Science

Heather W. Morton

Director of Ag in the Classroom, NC Farm Bureau Federation

Sonia Murphy

Assistant Dean and Director of CALS Advancement / President, NC Agricultural Foundation

Dan Poole

Professor – Animal Science, NC State

Dr. Lina Quesada

Faculty Representative, Professor, University Faculty Scholar and Extension Specialist

George Simpson

Regional Manager, Yara North America, Inc.

Bryant Spivey

County Extension Director - Johnston County, NC State

Jacob Traverse

Board Secretary | President and CEO, Center for Truth in Science

William B. Upchurch, Jr.

Past Presidents Council | Executive Director, NC Tobacco Trust Fund Commission

Brandon Williams

Product Manager, Helena Agri-Enterprise

Andy Wood

Vice President of Sales, Lawson Insurance Group

Paula Woodall

Senior Vice President and Agribusiness Development Officer, First Citizens Bank and Trust Company

Nicole Youngblood

Board Vice President | Extension Agent, NC State Extension

JC Raulston Arboretum

Sylvia Blankenship

Emerita Senior Associate Dean Administration for CALS, NC State

David Hoffman

Chief Operating Officer, Hoffman Nursery

Frank Louws

Department Head, Horticulture Science

Heather Rollins

Second Vice Chair | Marketing Director, Fairview Garden Center

Tom Skolnicki

University Landscape Architect, NC State

Rob Thornton

First Vice Chair | Division Director, Murdoch Developmental Center

NC 4-H Development Fund

Vance Dalton

Board Vice President | CEO, Carolina Farm Credit

Ed Emory

Retired Duplin County Extension Director

Allyson Farmer

Associate Director of Leadership Annual Giving, NC State CALS

Sterling Frierson

Senior Director of Development, NC State CALS

Wells Hall

Partner, Nelson Mullins Riley and Scarborough, LLP

Robin Nicholson

Board President | Government and Community Relations District Manager, Duke Energy

Brooke Cornelius Schmidt

Global Brand Licensing Category Manager, John Deere

Robert Shore

Retired Owner of B. Roberts Food

Dr. Mike Yoder

Ex-Officio | Associate Director and State Program Leader, 4-H

NC Agricultural and Human Sciences Philanthropic and Advisory Board

Susan Ayscue

Ex-Officio | Part-Time Administrative Asst., Academic / Departmental Fundraising and the NC AHS Board, NC State’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Chris Cammarene-Wessel

Ex-Officio | Director, Academic / Departmental Fundraising and the NC AHS Board, NC State’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Benjamin Chapman

Department Head, Department of Agricultural and Human Sciences, NC State

Wilma S. Hammett, PhD, MSHE, BSHE

NC State Professor Emeritus / Owner, Design Transitions

Sarah Kirby

Assistant Director, FCS Program Leader / Professor, Department of Agricultural and Human Sciences, NC State Extension, NC State University

Frances G. Turner, MS, CFCS

Chair ECA Grant Committee | Retired Family and Consumer Science Agent (Wake County)

Cathy Fritts Wilkins

Co-Chair | Corporate Account Manager / Corporate Communications, Duke Energy - Charlotte, NC

NC Agricultural Foundation, Inc.

David Anderson

Horticulture Operations Supervisor, Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians

Alan Ayers

Retired, Innovative Vector Control Consortium

Johnny Barnes

VP / General Manager, Barnes Farming

Nathan Bennett

International Agronomist, Universal Leaf

Chad Benton

R and D Associate Portfolio Manager, BASF Corporation

Ray Best

Director of Project Delivery, Duke Energy

Stan Biconish

Ag Programs Specialist, NCDA and CS

Bryan Blinson

Executive Director, NC Cattleman’s Association

Graham Boyd

Executive VP, Tobacco Growers Assn. of NC

Tony Burd

Senior Regulatory Stewardship Manager, Syngenta

Andrew Burleson

Farmer, Thurman Burleson and Sons Farms

Coltin Caraway

Director of Nutrition, Mountaire Farms

Jeff Chandler

Director, NC State Research Services

Henry Cook

Co-owner, Cookson Dairy Farm

Rick Coor

NC Beekeeper’s Association

David Corum

President/CEO, AgCarolina Farm Credit

Bob Crews

Assembly Manager, Hayward Industries

Andy Curliss

National Director for Strategic Initiatives, SAS

Peter Daniel

Retired Assistant to the President, NC Farm Bureau

Jay Darden

Regional Sales Manager, Farm Credit Express

David Davenport

President, JP Davenport and Son

Erin Delehanty

Senior Director FAI, NC State

Katie Earl

Branch Office Coordinator, Carolina Farm Credit

Andy Eure

Location Manager, Coastal AgroBusiness Inc

Beth Farrell

Agricultural Programs Specialist, NCDA and CS

Rob Fleming

Co-Owner, Fleming Brothers Farms

Bob Ford

Executive Director, NC Poultry Federation

Jane Gardner

Agriculture Teacher, Ashe County High School

Malcolm Gibbs

Retired, County Extension Director

Frank Grainger

Owner/President, Fair Products Inc

Michelle Grainger

Executive Director, NC Sweet Potato Commission

Maggie Hamm

Member and Manager, ACA and Hollis Farms LLC

Michael Hare

President, Edenton-Chowan Chamber of Commerce

Brad Hargett

Project Manager, J.B. Preslar Company

Norman Harrell

County Extension Director, Wilson County

E.B. Harris

Owner/President, E.B. Harris Inc.

David Hartman

Co-Owner, Hartman Farms

David Heath

Service Manager, Quality Equipment

Bonnie Holloman

Executive Director, NC Vegetable Growers Association

Robert Hosford

Executive Director, NC Ag Financial Authority

Sara Hough

Technical Services Veterinarian, Swine, DSM Nutritional Products

Deborah Johnson

Communications Director, Prestage Farms

Kathy Kennel

Executive Director, CALS Advancement

Charles King

Event Manager, Events Partners Inc.

Whitney King

Partner, King Farming Enterprises LLC

Ayden Lee

Retired Chairman and CEO Four Oaks Bank