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April 26th, 2016 by Amneris Solano
Michele grew up on a fourth generation farm in Southampton County in southeast Virginia. There her family grew peanuts, cotton, wheat, corn, and soybeans while also raising beef cattle and market hogs. Currently, those farms are in full operation under her guidance. She received a BS degree in Animal Science from Ferrum College and later a Master’s degree in Adult Education with a concentration in Curriculum and Instruction. After working in the agriculture industry she began a career in education teaching in the K-12 classroom for 12 years and moved on to teach at Chowan University for an additional six years. During her tenure in higher education, she utilized agriculture-based content for training pre-service teachers its importance and relevance for engaging math and science curriculum and instruction. She finds her position with NC Farm Bureau Ag in the Classroom extremely rewarding as all of her experience and education are married into one role. Educating K-12 teachers and students the importance of NC agriculture is vital to the growth of this state in addition to meeting the needs of a growing worldwide population.