Engagements – 2024/2025

2025

Winning WWII: Victory Gardens + More. Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC. March 10.

NC Farmers’ Use of POWs During WWII. Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC. January 13.

2024

Turning “HaHa” into “Aha” – Using Humor in the Classroom. San Antonio. Association for Career and Technical Education. Dec. 6.

The History of Toilet Paper and SUCH! Pamlico County Historical Society. Bayboro, NC. Fall, date to be be set.

How Boy’s Corn and Girl’s Tomato Clubs Changed Rural America. Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC. September 9.

Go Ye Into All The World: Stories of the Chautauqua Movement and its Legacy. Chautauqua Institution, Chautauqua, New York. August 20. This was part of the 150th anniversary celebration of Chautauqua.

Corn, Tomatoes, & POWs: Hoosier Agriculture During World War II, Fountain Park Chautauqua, Remington, Indiana. July 22.

 The Impact of Rufus Stimson on Agricultural Education, Mt. Olive University, Mt. Olive, NC. June 13.

The Circuit Rider Preacher: True Stories. Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC. April 8.

From Cradle to Grave: The Impact of Sears Roebuck on Rural America, Hayes Barton Baptist Church, Raleigh, February 27.

Booker T. Washington: Savior of His Race or Traitor? Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC. February 7.

The FFA Girl: A Historical Examination of the Driving Forces Leading to Girls’ Admittance into the National FFA Organization. Southern Association of Agricultural Scientists, Atlanta, February 4. Presented by Brooke Townsend Scott. Co-authors include Richie Roberts, Gary E. Moore, and D. Barry Croom.

Leadership Development and Career Management: Advice from a Senior Owl! Huntington College FFA Leadership Conference. Huntington, IN, January 25.

REAL Leadership (Time Management for Rurally Engaged Agricultural Leaders). North Carolina State University REAL Program. Raleigh. January 12.

The History of the FFA. Guest Lecture for AEE 303. North Carolina State University. January 10.