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Events Hosted by the Haupert Institute

National Ag Week Celebration

The Haupert Institute for Agricultural Studies will once again host an event celebrating National Ag Week on March 23rd. This year's event moves to a virtual platform AND does require an RSVP. We have a special surprise for the first 125 households to sign up so do so early by clicking here. The surprise will be mailed to you and will include instructions on how to watch this year's virtual event and hear from Mr. Jason Brown - our keynote speaker. The event will premier at 6:00 pm (eastern) but you will have one week to watch the feature. 

A native of Henderson, NC, Jason Brown is a man of faith, a former professional athlete, and a community advocate.

Brown studied interpersonal communications at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill while on an athletic scholarship. His greatest accomplishment at Carolina was meeting the love of his life and wife, Dr. Tay Brown. After he graduated in 2005, he was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens.

As a free agent in 2009, Jason signed a five-year contract with the St. Louis Rams, served three, and was released in March 2012. With several lucrative offers on the table from the Baltimore Ravens, Carolina Panthers, and the San Francisco 49ers, Jason decided instead to take a leap of faith and walk away from the NFL.

After his departure from the NFL, Jason moved back to North Carolina and purchased a 1,000-acre farm in Louisburg. The farm has hosted several community events and collaborated with many faith and service organizations. The farm has yielded one million pounds of produce which were given to food pantries and churches throughout the Triangle area. Thousands of volunteers have lent helping hands in gleaning and harvest events. In his work through Wisdom for Life Ministries and First Fruit Farm, Jason and his wife Tay, are demonstrating how to live a life of purpose. Jason serves as a great example of community service through agriculture.

Special thanks to our lecture series sponsors: Corteva Agriscience, Farm Credit Mid-America and the New Holland Tri-County / New Holland Rochester groups. 

If you have any questions regarding future events, please contact Nate Perry, Managing Director of the Haupert Institute for Agricultural Studies, at nperry@huntington.edu.

FFA Leadership Summit

Stay tuned for more information regarding this annual event. 

Annual Harvest Celebration

The Haupert Institute for Agricultural Studies will once again host this annual event in the fall of 2021. Stay tuned for more inforamtion.

If you have any questions regarding future events, please contact Nate Perry, Managing Director of the Haupert Institute for Agricultural Studies , at nperry@huntington.edu.