Young farmer in a cotton field in eastern North Carolina


Ready for a career in agriculture? We'll help you hit the ground running.

Two Years to Career

We take students from dreamers to doers in 2 years. Our academic programs offer the practical knowledge and experience you need to succeed in agriculture and related industries.

If you are focused, motivated and know what you want to do in the ag industry, the Agricultural Institute is for you.

We provide access to the resources of a major land-grant institution in a unique, tight-knit community that focuses on each student’s success. The unique combination of general education and technical skills we offer will help you develop personally and professionally while preparing you to be a productive leader in an ever-changing industry.

You bring a strong desire to succeed. We’ll bring the big opportunities.

Get to Know the Agricultural Institute

We offer six academic programs leading to an Associate of Applied Science degree. Ag Institute students are part of North Carolina State University and use the same campus, classrooms, laboratories and farms as those enrolled in the four-year program. To learn more, contact us: 919-515-3248 or