J. Robert Cooke talks about realizing an interest in agricultural engineering while in high school and deciding to enroll in the program at NC State. Interview on August 22, 2011. (1:03)


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Actually it was a pretty easy choice. I applied at several places-as I would suggest anyone applying to have a few options 00:00:00.000 - 00:00:10.654
applied and was admitted at Davidson but even with the financial aid it was still far less expensive to come to NC State. 00:00:10.654 - 00:00:19.724
But I had been a student in the vocational agriculture program and the Future Farmers of America and if you have worked 00:00:19.724 - 00:00:30.271
on the farm it's not a great leap of imagination to understand building machinery that reduces the amount of drudgery. 00:00:30.271 - 00:00:38.415
It's fairly easy to comprehend. So even in high school, by the time I was a junior, I had settled on agricultural engineering 00:00:38.415 - 00:00:50.487
at NC State, and it's been a marvelous, marvelous choice. 00:00:50.487 - 00:00:56.556

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