The University of Mount Olive recently graduated its largest class of agriculture majors since the inception of the agriculture program just over a decade ago. Many of the graduates will be teaching agriculture education in the fall, others will engage in agriculture product sales, several will work with various animal integrators, and some of the graduates will be returning home to work on the farm. “Graduation was an exciting day for our ag students as they completed their undergraduate degrees and realized they are moving to the next phase of their lives,” said Director of the Lois G. Agribusiness Center at UMO Dr. Sandy Maddox.
Pictured are the 2019 Ag Graduates: (L to R) First row: Jordyn Jackson, Madison Hahn, Samantha Byrd, Amber Buffkin, Jessica Sellers, Heather Shea, Heather Kiser, and Kaitlyn Freedle. Second Row:
Holly Sutton, Kelly Huffman, Kaylei Scott, Kayla Strickland, Debra Huffman, Brittany Daniel, and Michaela Parks. Third Row: Gordon Gabriel, Jacob Sykes, Dillion Hardwick, Joshua Jennings, Zach Wood, and Jackson Pickard. Fourth Row: Andrew Howard, Taylor Tyson, Garrett Harper, Margo Lilley, Hunter Dunn, Rachel Ezzell, Cody Langston, Reese Williams, and Wes Harper. Not pictured: Hunter Barnett, Diego Ferreira, Arin Hornung, Royce Johnson, Sara Newsome, Austin Peper, Joseph Rogers, Summer Taylor, Haley Warren