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Ramsey elected national chair of farm research group

Noland Ramsey holds up finished product after winning the corn-shucking contest at Farm City Day last October. [LIGHTNING FILE PHOTO] Noland Ramsey holds up finished product after winning the corn-shucking contest at Farm City Day last October. [LIGHTNING FILE PHOTO]

J. Noland Ramsey, a retired schoolteacher and principal and longtime cattleman, has been elected 2020-2021 chairman of the national Council for Agricultural Research, Extension and Teaching.

 

Ramsey has been a CARET delegate appointed from North Carolina State University since 2009. He worked in North Carolina’s public education system as a teacher, supervisor, and principal for 35 years, retiring in 2007. He has been a beef producer for 38 years and is a member of the North Carolina Cattlemen’s Association. He also has served as member of the Advisory Council and chair of the Henderson County Cooperative Extension and North Carolina Cooperative Extension. Currently, Ramsey chairs the Board of Directors of Agribusiness Henderson County (AgHC), an organization that promotes and recruits agri-business for Henderson County.

“I am looking forward to serving as the leader of this organization filled with talented people dedicated to advancing the agricultural research, extension, and teaching enterprise of the nation’s land-grant university system during these challenging times of COVID-19, trade negotiations, and exciting scientific advancements in agriculture,” Ramsey said.

Ramsey has been married to Regina for 47 years. They have two daughters and three grandchildren.


A national grassroots organization of volunteers from all fifty states, territories, and the District of Columbia, the Council for Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching was created in 1982 by the Board on Agriculture Assembly of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities. CARET seeks to enhance national support and understanding of the land-grant university system’s food and agricultural research, extension, and teaching programs that enhance the quality of life for all people.