2018 Nuffield International Farming Scholar
Steven Archie Griffin, 31 was born in Washington, NC to Steve and Pam Griffin. He attended North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC, where he graduated in 2012 with a Bachelors of Science in Agronomy. After Graduation he returned to Washington to assist his mother and father in their family farming operation. Archie holds a Masters of Business Administration degree from ECU and is a graduate of the NC State Tobacco Trust Fund Leadership program and the Executive Farm Management program. Archie served as president of the Beaufort county Farm bureau Young Farmer and Ranchers organization for 2 years. He currently serves as an elected board supervisor to represent the NRCS Soil and Water conservation district, board member for the North Carolina Crop Improvement Organization and a Board of Trustees member for Beaufort County Community College. In 2018, he was fortunate enough to be selected as the 2nd American to ever participate in the 70+ year old Nuffield International Farming Scholars leadership program. This 2-year program provided him with the opportunity to travel a total of 10 months internationally researching, visiting, working on farms around the world, and learning how governmental policies are crafted and their effects. Upon completion of the Nuffield program he was appointed and currently serves as a board member for both the US and International programs.