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May 8th, 2017 by Amneris Solano
Heather Willoughby is a North Carolina native and grew up in Alamance County, where her family farms beef cattle, row crops, vegetables, and ornamental horticulture. She is an NC State graduate with a background in biology and horticulture. After working in horticulture as a sales manager for a perennial nursery for 7 years, she joined North Carolina Farm Bureau Federation in August 2015. She is the assistant director of the Ag in the Classroom, an educational program that provides resources and materials for all North Carolina teachers wishing to incorporate agriculture into their curriculum.