North Iredell High School agriculture teacher Bill Walker was recently recognized with the North Carolina Excellence in Agriculture Award. The Excellence in Agriculture Award spotlights young Farm Bureau members who are agricultural enthusiasts but have not earned a majority of their income from an owned production agriculture enterprise in the past three years. Competitors are evaluated on their understanding of agricultural issues, leadership experiences and achievement, and their ability to communicate their agricultural story. Walker will represent North Carolina at the Young Farmers and Ranchers national contest in January 2020 in Austin,Texas.
Walker currently serves as an agriculture teacher at North Iredell High School and is the sponsor of the NIHS Future Farmers of America (FFA). He is a 2005 graduate of NIHS and a 2009 graduate of North Carolina State University with a major in agricultural education and a minor in animal science. He also holds a master’s degree in agriculture education from North Carolina A&T State University.