Educational Video Recordings

Andrew Baucom
Extension Agent, Agriculture


Baucom, A.*1, , Starkes, C.D.2,
1 Extension Agent, Agriculture - Field Crops, , Monroe, NC, 28112
2 Union County 4-H Agent, , Monroe, NC, 28112

Andrew Baucom and Crystal Starkes, Union County, NC Extension agents collaborated on shooting a video presentation for North Carolina Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler to highlight the importance of vocational agriculture classes in Union County high schools. Students shared with the commissioner their experiences from taking agriculture classes, what they hope to take away from their classroom experiences, and why they feel that vocational agriculture classes are important in today’s school systems. This video was then used at a local dinner featuring the NC Agriculture Commissioner himself, Union County Public Schools administration and principals, local high school FFA chapters, Union County 4-H, as well as parents of local youth. The total number of attendees was just over 100 youth and adults representing many facets of the community. The capstone of the night featured presentations by local FFA and 4-H’ers, and a speech by Mr. Troxler. The featured video was put together by Union County Extension staff in support by Union County 4-H and local high school FFA chapters. Students were lined up by Crystal Starkes, questions and filming was done by Andrew Baucom, and editing and finishing we done by Andrew Baucom, Crystal Starkes and Nancie Mandeville. Following the presentation, this video was published on the social media pages of both Union County Extension and UCPS. It was also published in a monthly newsletter highlighting programmatic impacts. 

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