Any good farmer knows that before you can step back and admire your crop, you have to plant the seeds. You have to put a lot of work into nurturing the crop, protecting it along the way and providing the resources needed to allow it to reach its full potential.
Athens State University is proud to plant the seeds into our students. Read about Jerry Newby's life and how Athens State University was one of the seeds that grew his success.
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“I believe that I received a good education when I was at Athens. All of my family feels that way. Athens State University means a whole lot to the Newby family. It has helped us to grow and be successful.” Growing cotton is second nature to long-time farmer and Limestone County native