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Careers

Employers want AGI graduates. We'll help you get on the path to success.

Ready to Work

Our graduates are in high demand. In fact, 96% of them have jobs lined up within six months of turning their tassels.

It’s important to enjoy what you do for a living. And, after two years of hard work in the Agricultural Institute, you deserve to find the job of your dreams — or one that will lead you on the path to it.

The possibilities are exciting, and we’re here to help you start (or re-start) your career. Check out the resources below to begin your search.

The sky’s the limit.

96% of AGI grads get jobs within 6 months of graduation

Career Opportunities

With a degree from AGI, you’ll be prepared for a wide variety of agriculture-related careers. Check out all that’s possible with each of our majors:

Agribusiness Management

Agriculture in the 21st century is a multifaceted and cutting-edge industry ranging from farm production to food processing to retailing. Our Agribusiness Management curriculum trains students on the fundamentals of business activity, from sales and marketing to international trade.

You will be prepared to succeed in managerial positions in ag and ag-related businesses, including:

  • Farm Management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Agricultural Lobbying
  • Agricultural Import/Export

Field Crops Technology

Field crops have been driving the North Carolina economy for over a century and currently account for nearly 40% of farm cash receipts. With the growing population, this number is expected to increase while arable land is decreasing. That’s why it is more important than ever to explore new ways to grow more crops with less land.

A major in Field Crops Technology will equip you for any of these potential careers:

  • Farm Manager
  • Agricultural Chemical Sales
  • Seed Production and Processing
  • Agriculture Technician

General Agriculture

With a General Agriculture degree, you’ll be ready for a job in any area of agriculture. The degree also offers the opportunity to choose a concentration in Agribusiness Management, Field Crop Production, General Livestock Management, Poultry Management and Swine Management.

Potential jobs with this degree include:

  • Farm Management
  • Equipment Sales
  • Agricultural Chemical Distribution
  • Family Farm Operations

Horticultural Science Management

If you’re interested in growing, installing, and/or maintaining ornamentals, landscape plants and edibles, our Horticultural Science Management major is for you. This program provides a foundation of science-based horticultural knowledge while emphasizing artistic and nutritional principles of plant use.

You will be prepared to succeed in careers like these:

  • Production Manager
  • Horticulture Entrepreneur
  • Landscape Foreman
  • Pest Management Technician

Livestock and Poultry Management

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The Livestock and Poultry Management degree is designed for students with an interest in working with various livestock (dairy, beef and swine) and poultry (broiler, turkey and commercial egg) species. Our program will train you for entry-level management positions in live production, technical consultation or with allied industries.

Career possibilities include:

  • Poultry Management
  • Livestock Management
  • Feed and Equipment Sales
  • Research Technician

Turfgrass Management

If you have an appreciation for working outdoors or for the challenge of creating and maintaining beautiful surroundings, a career in Turfgrass Management may be for you. Turfgrass managers establish and maintain grasses for functional, recreational and ornamental purposes, using their knowledge of plants and soils to produce high-quality, visually appealing turfgrass areas.

There are ample employment opportunities in this industry, including:

  • Lawn Care
  • Athletic Field Manager
  • Golf Course Superintendent
  • Sod Production and Installation
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Get a Head Start

Internships provide an excellent opportunity to learn real-world, on-the-job skills. Show what you're made of while you develop marketable experience, network with current employees and leadership, and prepare for work life after AGI.

Learn More About Internships