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Youth Focus NC Pork Producer Honors Former FFA Teacher T 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 community leader. 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. Adapted from the Sampson Independent article by Chase Jordan. Sim·plic·i·ty /sim'plisədē/ noun the quality or condition of being easy to understand or do. 8 764544_Gasolec.indd 1 The M8 17,000 Btu Infrared Heater Perfect for wean to finish 13 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 great person." 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 more friends." 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 Tools required for normal maintenance F a l l 2 0 15 * N C P o r k R epor t 23 31/08/15 11:39 pm

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of NC Pork Report - Fall 2015

Message from the President
Industry News
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