Greg Hoover came to North Carolina from Indiana in 1981 and is a 1993 graduate of N.C. State University with a master’s degree in crop science. He earned his 1978 bachelor’s degree in agricultural mechanization from Purdue University. From 1978 to 1980 he farmed with his father and brother on the 700-acre family farm in Tipton, Ind. He moved to Bladen County, N.C., in 1981, where he raised corn and soybeans and supervised a 500-acre farmland clearing operation till 1985, when he became an agricultural Extension agent, serving Lincoln and then Catawba county till 1995. From 1995 to 1998, he worked with the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics in N.C. State’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Headquartered in the Guilford County Extension Center, he served 10 counties in support of the university’s Farm Business Management System. He also served as a horticulture Extension agent from 1998 to 2003 in Davie County, before becoming Davie County’s Extension director in 2003. Hoover became the Extension Director for the Southeast District in 2010 and later retired from the position.
B.S. Agricultural Mechanization Purdue University 1978
M.S. Crop Science NC State 1993