Welcome to Homework 6!

My name is Matthew Parker, and I am majoring in Biological and Agricultural Engineering at NC State University. I am a transfer student from Sandhills Community College, so I am technically a junior, even though I am taking freshman-, sophomore-, and junior-level classes. I chose my major because I grew up on a family farm in Moore County, NC, and I come from a strong agricultural background. I am a fourth-generation farmer on the same plot of land that my great-grandfather purchased in 1926. In high school, I enjoyed and performed well in my math and physics classes, so engineering seemed like a natural choice for me. With a degree in Biological and Agricultural Engineering, I hope to be able to work for equipment and fertilizer manufacturers or even teach and perform research if I were to obtain a graduate degree.

One of my favorite hobbies is farming. One of my ventures is growing coastal bermuda horse hay on fifteen acres in Moore County, NC. Every summer, I bale and sell over 3000 square bales of hay. Two years ago, I bought my own cows, and I have started selling farm-to-freezer beef directly to consumers as well. This year, I have had seven cows processed, and I plan to sell at least ten next year. I try to raise my cattle naturally on pasture and without antibiotics or artificial growth hormones.


Click the image below to link to cattletoday.com.

Cattle Today
Click the link to view my resume .

How to Make a Pizza:

  1. Purchase dough, sauce, cheese, and pepperoni
  2. Lay the pizza dough on a pan
  3. Spread pizza sauce across the dough evenly
  4. Sprinkle a thick layer of cheese over the sauce
  5. Place a liberal amount of pepperoni on the cheese an equal distance apart
  6. Bake at 400°F until the cheese starts to brown
  7. Enjoy!

Class Expected Grade
BAE 325 A
ST 370 A
E 115 S
MAE 301 A
MAE 208 B
E 201 A