State Agricultural Education & FFA Leadership


The state level leadership for high school and middle school agricultural education programs is found in the Department of Agricultural and Extension Education at North Carolina State University. In many states these individuals would be be found in a State Department of Education or a State Department of Public Instruction.  We are very proud of this model.

These instructional leaders work closely with agriculture teachers and schools on issues related to curriculum, facilities, program accountability and the FFA organization. There is a separate web site for this group and you are encouraged to visit it for more indepth information than is provided here. The url is www.ncffa.org.

The following individuals are on the state staff for agricultural education.

 
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Gerald Barlowe - State Agricultural Education Leader
  • Provide leadership and overall coordination for agricultural education in North Carolina
  • Lead the eleven-member state agricultural education team
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with local, state, and national agencies and organizations
  • Provide professional development opportunities for teachers
Office:

520 Brickhaven Drive
NCSU Box 7654
Raleigh, NC 27695-7654

Phone 919-515-4206
Fax 919-513-3201

E-mail gerald_barlowe@ncsu.edu


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Jason Davis - State FFA Coordinator
  • Plan and coordinate FFA activities including state Convention, state CDE's, leadership conferences, and recreational camp
  • Coordinate the State Officer Team and official chapter visits
  • Coordinate the chartering of official North Carolina FFA Chapters
Office:

520 Brickhaven Drive
NCSU Box 7654 
Raleigh, NC 27695-7654

Phone 919-515-4206
Fax 919-513-3201

E-mail jason_davis@ncsu.edu


Alycia McLamb
 Alycia McLamb Thornton - Executive Director, NC FFA Foundation
 
  • Maintain and develop resources/partnerships for the state association and its members.
  • Corporate and individual sponsoring of state activities
Office:

520 Brickhaven Drive
NCSU Box 7654 
Raleigh, NC 27695-7654

Phone 919-513-7068
Fax 919-513-3201

E-mail aamclamb@ncsu.edu

 

 
 
Allison Jennings - Eastern Region Coordinator
 
  • Conduct technical assistance visits to programs
  • Assist with program planning and instructional delivery of curriculum
  • Coordination of professional development and teacher inservices in the East Central, South Central, Southeast and Northeast
  • Recruitment of candidates to pursue teacher certification and graduate degrees
Office:

501 S. 2nd Street
Smithfield, NC 27577
Lillington, NC 28759

Phone 252-241-3522
 

E-mail allison_jennings@ncsu.edu


 

 
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Andy VonCanon - Western Region Coordinator
  • Conduct technical assistance visits to programs
  • Assist with program planning and instructional delivery of curriculum
  • Coordination of professional development and teacher inservices in the West, Northwest, Southwest and West Central
  • Recruitment of candidates to pursue teacher certification and graduate degrees
Office:

Mountain Horticultural Crops Research and Extension Center
455 Research Drive
Mills River, NC 28759

Phone 704-576-0507
Fax 704-843-3336

E-mail
andy_voncanon@ncsu.edu