Heather Willoughby is a North Carolina native and grew up in Alamance County. She worked alongside her dad at his landscaping company and nurseries in Graham and Elon, NC. Along with the nursery, her family’s farm produces beef cattle and row crops. Heather graduated from NC State University with a BS degree in biological sciences and a minor in horticulture. After working in the horticulture industry, she joined North Carolina Farm Bureau Federation in August 2015. She is currently pursuing her Master’s degree in Agricultural and Extension Education at NC State University. Heather is the assistant director of the Ag in the Classroom program at NC Farm Bureau.