Heather Morton is a North Carolina native and grew up working alongside her father at his retail and wholesale plant nursery operations. Along with the nurseries, her family raises beef cattle and farms row crops. Heather graduated from N.C. State University with a BS degree in biological sciences and horticulture. She is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Agricultural and Extension Education. She joined NC Farm Bureau in 2015 and currently serves as the Director of the NC Ag in the Classroom program.