Ashley Collins has been named the brand new chief government officer of the North Carolina Peanut Growers, changing the lengthy serving CEO, Bob Sutter, who shall be retiring from the affiliation July 31.
In a information launch, Lynn Hobbs, president of the North Carolina Peanut Growers Association and a Gates County peanut farmer, stated Collins brings greater than 16 years-experience in agriculture, most lately serving because the director of collegiate relations and communication for Agriculture Way forward for America, the place she was answerable for fostering and establishing relationships with greater than 200 schools and universities throughout the nation.
Prior to becoming a member of AFA, Collins served because the schooling and advertising and marketing supervisor for AgCareers.com, the place for greater than a decade, she designed and managed quite a lot of pupil outreach initiatives in addition to company coaching efforts.
Ashley Collins (Credit score: North Carolina Peanut Growers Association)
“I am thrilled to serve the producers of one of North Carolina’s most iconic commodities and look forward to an exciting future, as the peanut industry is experiencing many advancements in production, research, innovation and consumer demand,” Collins stated.
“I’m additionally honored and humbled to observe the tenure of Mr. Bob Sutter, who has efficiently led the Association for almost 30 years and to have the chance to study from him earlier than his official retirement, “ she added.
Collins is a graduate of North Carolina State College, with a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Schooling, in addition to a graduate of North Carolina A&T State College with a Grasp of Science in Agricultural Schooling. She serves on the North Carolina FFA Basis Board, and the NC State Faculty of Agriculture and Life Sciences Alumni and Associates Society and is presently a member of the inaugural Palmetto LEAF management class. Ashley and her husband, Man, dwell in Bailey, N.C. Man Collins serves because the North Carolina State College Extension cotton specialist.