Meet the Board: Adrian Locklear

In this series, we want you to get more familiar with the growers across the state that are representing you on the North Carolina Soybean Producers Association. Today we will be introducing you to Adrian Locklear! Adrian Locklear farms 3000 acres in Maxton, N.C. as part of the Locklear Brothers Farm with his brother, Donovan…

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Meet the Board: Forrest Howell

In this series, we want you to get more familiar with the growers across the state that are representing you on the North Carolina Soybean Producers Association. Forrest Howell farms 8,000 acres in Beaufort County with his dad, uncles, cousins, and brothers as part of Howell Farms in Beaufort County, N.C. The Howells grow corn,…

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Meet the Board: Michael McPherson

Michael McPherson always knew he wanted to be a farmer. His love for agriculture dates all the way back to 1948, which is when his grandfather started the dairy farm that his current operation now sits on. In 1989, the farm transitioned to row crops and hay, with direction from Michael’s father. The farm now…

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Meet the Board: Reggie Baker

The farm started in 1971 and Reggie grew up every day with our entire family on the farm. Reggie got to the farm as fast as possible, actually as soon as he could walk. Currently, the farm raises corn, wheat, soybeans, grain sorghum, hay, and beef cattle. Looking forward to the advancements in the industry,…

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Meet the Board: Reggie Strickland

Deep Roots: A Lineage of Farmers Reggie Strickland comes from a long line of passionate agriculturalists. Though the official start date of the farm is unknown, it may have beginnings dating back to the Civil War. Reggie’s known kin have been operating what is now Strickland Farm since 1861. The farm is located on Hollingsworth…

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NC Ag Workers Eligible for Vaccines

Governor Cooper announced yesterday, that starting as early as today, March 3rd, Group 3 Frontline Essential Workers in NC are eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccination. This includes those working in the ag industry such as: farm workers, meat packing workers, food processing workers, migrant farm/fishery workers, food distribution and supply chain workers, and restaurant…

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NC Soybean Producers Elect Seven Growers to Board

The NC Soybean Producers Association held their 53rd Annual Meeting during the NC Commodities Conference last week. President Jeff Tyson called the meeting to order on Thursday January 9th, 2020 and began updating the growers in the state on the happenings of the association of the past year. During the meeting, seven growers from across…

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NCSPA 2015-2016 Soy Scholarship Video

[columns] [one_half] The Soy Scholarship at N.C. State University, sponsored by the association, has assisted several outstanding undergraduate students. This year, we prepared a short video to better engage our 2015-2016 Soy Scholarship recipients with our board and soybean farmers, to show the value that the scholarship creates for the students and the agricultural community. This video…

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