Reva Orr is a North Carolina native raised by a military family. One generation removed from family farming, Reva grew up with a curiosity and passion to find solutions for families seeking to protect their farms for generations to come. She believes offering knowledge and opportunities has the greatest impact on protecting NC’s most important industry, agriculture.
For 10 years Reva was a high school agriculture educator. She graduated from Mount Olive College in 2013 with a BS in Agriculture Education. Reva taught Agriculture Education to young people in Cumberland, Sampson, Scotland, and Bladen County, NC, after finishing college. In 2023, Reva was named Bladen County School System’s “Teacher of the Year”. At Harrells Christian Academy one of her most memorable accomplishments was collaborating to create “farm to table” practices for Harrells Christian Academy’s cafeteria system. As an Ag teacher, she guided students in agriculture fields, wrote and received grants, revived student-led FFA Chapters, and managed campus greenhouses, orchards, and small animals. Reva believes strongly in the future of agriculture and its continued existence through the education of today’s youth.
Reva is currently the co-owner of the Flower Market on Main in St. Pauls, NC. She and her business partner have advocated for keeping agriculture industries alive in small towns and encouraging communities to support their agriculture vendors. Reva believes and leads by the words within the FFA Creed “American agriculture can and will hold true to the best traditions of our national life”.
WORKING LANDS TRUST
CONSERVATION – EDUCATION – STEWARDSHIP