http://Kenan Fellows Program for Teacher Leadership – Grade 9-12 Burlington-Alamance School System

Do you have a strong interest in agriculture? This project will select two individuals from the districts mentioned below to work alongside mentors in the county Farm Bureau office and potentially with local agriculture businesses. Additionally, you’ll have an opportunity to observe and participate in cutting-edge research as part of a week-long exploration of an NC State University poultry science lab and Bayer facilities in Research Triangle Park. Housing and travel expenses will be provided for this week-long experience. Through this experience, you’ll discover how and why farmers and researchers utilize technology to meet the agricultural needs of growing populations locally and globally. In the second year of your experience, you will work with Farm Bureau’s state organization to develop resources and strategies that will contribute to a statewide State of Ag program that will seek to increase an awareness of agricultural practices, research and career pathways in students, parents and the community at-large.

American Farm Bureau has new leadership, and NCFB President Larry Wooten talks here about plans to work with new President Zippy Duvall and other news from American Farm Bureau’s convention. SFN Today

North Carolina columnist Heather Barnes talks about the lack of respect some drivers exhibit when it comes to sharing the road with farm vehicles, and educational efforts by NCFB and others to change that.  Agriculture.com

 

Experience Old-Fashioned Theatrics by the Rural Academy Theater

 

Unplug for a FREE evening with the Rural Academy Theater gypsies, and experience a world untainted by modern technology. The performers will arrive on the front lawn of the Captain White House October 21st, and the performance will be held Thursday, October 22 at 7 p.m. The performance is presented by Alamance Arts and B.Town Events with funding from Farm Bureau Alamance, Farm Services and Plum Pucci Salon.

 

We have the world of entertainment at our fingertips, but the best kind of show doesn’t come from a computer or a flat screen. It comes from a wagon!

The Rural Academy Theater strives to recreate this attitude of carefree entertainment with their horse-drawn carriage and band of performers, who traverse the state on foot. From the Appalachians to the coast, locals experience soft lantern light on a chilly autumn evening, tucked on blankets and huddled together as a simpler time unfolds.

The performance opens with a modern skewing of the Persephone myth, while following the conversation of a small band of dinner guests joined for an annual meal. The show explores our ties to agrarian rhythms as well as our modern disassociation from them. The stories recounted by the dinner guests spring to life through shadow puppetry, song and physical theater, acknowledging the extent to which our lives and fate are still beating to a seasonal, collective pulse.

The feature presentation will be followed by a screening of Buster Keaton’s 1922 silent film “Cops” accompanied live by The Rural Academy Orchestra.

 

Bring your lawn chair or blanket and make it a great evening for the entire family. Call 336-226-4495 with further questions!

 

Alamance County Farm Bureau’s project of two years is almost completed.  This book documenting agriculture past and present will be available around November 5, 2015.  It covers stories from 61 farming families in Alamance County.

 

Alamance County Book

Experience Old-Fashioned Theatrics by the Rural Academy Theater

Unplug for a FREE evening with the Rural Academy Theater gypsies, and experience a world untainted by modern technology. The performers will arrive on the front lawn of the Captain White House October 21st, and the performance will be held Thursday, October 22 at 7 p.m. The performance is presented by Alamance Arts and B.Town Events with funding from Farm Bureau Alamance, Farm Services and Plum Pucci Salon.

 

We have the world of entertainment at our fingertips, but the best kind of show doesn’t come from a computer or a flat screen. It comes from a wagon!

The Rural Academy Theater strives to recreate this attitude of carefree entertainment with their horse-drawn carriage and band of performers, who traverse the state on foot. From the Appalachians to the coast, locals experience soft lantern light on a chilly autumn evening, tucked on blankets and huddled together as a simpler time unfolds.

The performance opens with a modern skewing of the Persephone myth, while following the conversation of a small band of dinner guests joined for an annual meal. The show explores our ties to agrarian rhythms as well as our modern disassociation from them. The stories recounted by the dinner guests spring to life through shadow puppetry, song and physical theater, acknowledging the extent to which our lives and fate are still beating to a seasonal, collective pulse.

The feature presentation will be followed by a screening of Buster Keaton’s 1922 silent film “Cops” accompanied live by The Rural Academy Orchestra.

 

Bring your lawn chair or blanket and make it a great evening for the entire family. Call 336-226-4495 with further questions!

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Make plans to attend the District 6 Policy Review Meeting on September 14, 2015 at the Altamahaw – Ossipee Community Center.

We plan to start the meeting at 6:30 with a meal and then follow with discussion.  If you have an interest in developing policy recommendations for 2016 then plan to attend.

Contact Tiffany Riley at the Graham Farm Bureau Office for more information – 336-226-2477