John Dunn helps pack and load produce at Cottles Organics, a farm where he has worked since he was a child.
John Dunn, age 19, is currently a freshman at NC State University and is the first person in his family to go to college. With a combination of grants, loans, help from his grandfather and weekend farm work, Dunn hopes to find finish college and find a career in agriculture.
Colleges and universities, which are always trying to pinpoint an under-served and sometimes underprivileged populations of students, have noted a decline in students from rural areas of the country. There are various efforts underway in colleges and universities to identify more of these kids and get them enrolled.