Agriculture Leader - Daniel Alvey
April 01, 2013
Daniel Alvey grew up in Madison, North Carolina and attended Madison High School. Daniel helped his grandfather on his farm where he grew tobacco and also did construction work. By working with his grandfather, Daniel found his passion for agriculture. Daniel is a junior in Agriculture Education at North Carolina State University. During his freshmen year of college, Daniel was an FFA state officer. Through this, he traveled across the state meeting, teaching, and inspiring young FFA members in middle and high school. Last year as a sophomore, Daniel was the president of Collegiate FFA where he provided direction for the club as a leader. He is also in Alpha Zeta, the CALS coed honors fraternity, where he serves as the chair of leadership and government relations. Daniel is also a member of the National Society of Leadership and Success.
Through the National FFA Organization’s International Collegiate Agricultural Leadership Program (I-CAL), Daniel traveled with twelve other collegiate FFA members last summer to Singapore, Malaysia, and Vietnam for two weeks. Daniel said his favorite experience was “learning about the difference in countries in an agricultural setting.” He also said that the experience made him “appreciate things we take for granted like a clean environment, good transportation system, and freedom.” Last summer, Daniel also worked as an intern for the National FFA Organization as an intern for collegiate programs. In this role, he worked on collegiate programs and chapter development. As for this summer, he plans to enroll in summer classes and get a job. What advice does he have for incoming freshmen? “Become involved in as many student organizations as your schedule allows and be aware of all the resources available here at NC State.”