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Careers

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

Ready to Work


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. 

Career Opportunities for AGI Students

A Family Affair

AGI grad Jeremiah Jones raises Animal Welfare Approved free-range hogs, grows and processes his own feed, and is president of the North Carolina Natural Hog Growers Association.

Jeremiah Jones, his wife and two young daughters.

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 six majors.

Agribusiness Management

NC State College of Agriculture and LIfe Sciences student Collin Blalock sits on the back of a tractor with in a field. He is surrounded by bushels of produce.

Our agribusiness management curriculum trains students on the fundamentals of business activity, from sales and marketing to international trade.

We will prepare you to succeed in managerial positions in ag and ag-related businesses, including:

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

Field Crops Technology

photo of radish crop

Field crops account for nearly 40% of farm cash receipts in North Carolina. With the growing population, this number is expected to increase while arable land is decreasing. Exploring new ways to grow more crops with less land is more important than ever.

A major in field crops technology will equip you for any of these potential careers:

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

General Agriculture

Laura Johnson is one of the 2016 Bone Scholars, studying animal science.

With a general agriculture degree, you’ll be ready for a job in any area of agriculture. You can also 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

Hands on Learning

If you’re interested in growing, installing, or maintaining ornamentals, landscape plants and edibles, our horticultural science management major is for you. We provide a foundation of science-based horticultural knowledge while emphasizing artistic and nutritional principles of plant use.

You can succeed in careers such as:

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

Livestock and Poultry Management

close-up of a pig

The livestock and poultry management degree is for students interested in working with livestock (dairy, beef and swine) and poultry (broiler, turkey and commercial egg) species. We train you for 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

Crowd at Turfgrass Field Day

If you enjoy working outdoors or creating 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