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Former FFA Teacher
was present when he married his wife
Laura and when his mother died two
years ago, he was also there for support.
"He was more like a brother instead of a
teacher," Strickland said.
In the future, contributions from
friends and former students will increase
the amount of the scholarships to help
sustain it. The Tim Warren Scholarship
will be awarded each year at the FFA
Banquet and Senior Awards Night for
students majoring in the agriculture field
after high school. After completing an
application, a recipient will be selected
by agriculture teachers, the career development coordinator and a member of
Strickland Farms, Inc. The application
process includes an essay question "What
has Agriculture and FFA at Hobbton High
School meant to Me."
"It wasn't just ag. He
also taught how to be
a good person, a good
leader and a good
He's a great person."
Katie Vann, career development coordinator for Hobbton High School, mentioned how it's a great honor for a former
student to recognize a teacher who has
influenced the lives of many. She said
Strickland's work towards producing the
scholarship is a testimony to Warren's
contributions to the school.
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im Warren may no longer be teaching agriculture and FFA education
at Hobbton High School, but after
more than 30 years on the job his
influence will still make an impact
thanks, in part, to a former student.
Reggie Strickland, owner of Strickland
Farming, is sponsoring a scholarship in
honor of Warren. Royce Brooke Johnson,
who will attend NC State University and
major in agricultural business, was the
first recipient of the annual $1,000 scholarship for Hobbton High seniors.
When explaining why he sponsored the
scholarship, Strickland had no trouble
explaining. "He has a passion for teaching kids about agriculture," Strickland
said. "It wasn't just ag. He also taught
how to be a good person, a good leader
and a good community leader. He's a
Warren, who is currently at the
University of Mount Olive and is the
manager of Agri Operations, said it's a
great feeling to be honored by his former students at Hobbton. "I would like
to thank Reggie for me honoring me
this way," he said. "I've made a lot of
great friends which included teachers
and students. I hope to keep making
He also noted that it's important for
students to become involved in agriculture since so many necessities such as
crops and animals come from it. "We all
like to eat and be clothed," Warren said.
"That's what agriculture gives us along
with many other things. If we didn't have
those things we'll be in pretty bad shape."
Strickland said Warren was his mentor
during his school days at Hobbton, where
he served as FFA chapter president. After
Strickland graduated in 1983, Warren
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of NC Pork Report - Fall 2015
Message from the President
NCPC Launches Educational Campaign
Welcome to Our New Home
2016 NC Pork Conference
Profile: Megan Spence
6th Annual Livestock Lobby Day
NC Pork Producer Honors Former FFA Teacher
2015 State 4-H Livestock Contests
Interns Learn Important Skills While Working in the Pork Industry
Employees Honored for Education Efforts
Junior Market Swine Show
Index to Advertisers
NC Pork Report - Fall 2015