NC Farm Bureau Pledges $50K over five years to Kenan Fellows in Support of Ag Education

For Immediate Release: May 30, 2018

RALEIGH — North Carolina Farm Bureau President Larry Wooten presented a check for $10,000 to leaders of the Kenan Fellows Program for Teacher Leadership on May 25 at Farm Bureau headquarters in Raleigh.

The award was the first installment in a five-year, $50,000 commitment pledged by N.C. Farm Bureau Board of Directors. The gift will support agricultural education through five fellowships in five North Carolina counties. Accepting the award were Elaine Franklin, Director; Lisa Hibler, Associate Director of Program Operations; and Kelly Vogel, Assistant Director of Development.

“We’re proud of the commitment we’re making to the Kenan foundation to help with our Ag in the Classroom program, and we’re proud of the relationship Farm Bureau and county Farm Bureaus all over North Carolina have with the Kenan Fellows Program to improve education in North
Carolina,” Wooten said.

In the last six years, local Farm Bureaus have contributed $95,000 to sponsor 11 Kenan Fellows across the state. Founded in 2000, the Program is an initiative of the Kenan Institute for Engineering, Technology & Science at N.C. State University. K-12 public school teachers are recruited annually for this year-long fellowship, which includes a summer internship with a mentor in a research or applied STEM setting and 80 hours of professional development.

*This press release was reprinted courtesy of the NC Farm Bureau.