Barber completes program

Bladen County student Jacob Barber was recently recognized for completing the N.C. Farm Bureau’s Institute for Future Agricultural Leaders Program. The program assists exceptional rising high school seniors from across the state in exploring agricultural-related college majors available at the state’s two land-grant universities — N.C. A&T State University and N.C. State University. In the photo are: N.C. Farm Bureau General Counsel Julian Philpott, left, Jacob Barber, N.C. A&T State University’s Antoine Alston and N.C. State University’s David Jones.