Alum to talk about journey from the front office to the farm

September 16, 2013
By Bill Krueger

Richard Holcomb is the owner and Coon Rock Farm, a sustainable farm in Hillsborough, N.C., that provides garden crops and pasture-raised meats. He is at the forefront of the sustainable agriculture and “farm-to-fork” movements.

img_0559But Holcomb has not always been a farmer. After earning a master’s degree in computer science at NC State in 1989, Holcomb helped start multi-million dollar technology companies. He was honored for his work as an entrepreneur and business leader.

Then, in 2004, Holcomb purchased Coon Rock Farm and took his career in a completely different direction.

Holcomb will talk about hisĀ  career journey in the latest installment of the NCSU Libraries Amazing Alumni series. He is speaking at 3 p.m. on Tuesday in the auditorium in the west wing of D.H. Hill Library. The event is free and open to the public.

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