As fall classes get under way on NC State campus, Coastal is pleased to introduce the two recipients of the JC Whitehurst, Jr. Agricultural Scholarship for 2017-2018 which were awarded last April.

Joshua D. Joyner is entering his senior year at NCSU as a plant and soil sciences major.  From Four Oaks, NC, Joshua is heavily involved with his family’s farm which raises peanuts, corn, wheat and soybeans.  He also has gained experience as an intern with BASF on a local research farm. Joshua spent several years at Appalachian State University before realizing his calling in agriculture.  Upon graduation from NCSU, he hopes to work with and eventually inherit his family’s farming enterprise, and give back to his small community through his work.

A senior majoring in agricultural business management and pursuing a minor in crop science, Noah S. Evans grew up spending time on a small family farm in Edenton, NC where his family supported crops including sweet corn, watermelons, and cantaloupes. He is responsible for quite a bit of work on his uncle’s farm including maintaining drip irrigation, fertilizing, managing farm workers, as well as shop responsibilities. He hopes to become a credible agriculturalist who can share his knowledge with others in the agriculture field, whether that be on his family’s farm or in agriculture sales. His extracurricular activities at NC State include the Agronomy Club, where he served as president.

In its fifth year, the JC Whitehurst, Jr. Agricultural Scholarship is a merit-based scholarship, awarded to two qualified students who are pursuing degrees related to agriculture or agribusiness in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS). The scholarship was established to invest in the potential of bright students, who will be tomorrow’s leaders in an important industry which greatly impacts the economies of NC, SC and VA. For more information about the scholarship, please visit our scholarship page.