Agricultural Institute

Mar 28, 2022  |  Student Groups

HortPack Wins Third in National Landscape Competition

NC State’s HortPack won third place at the 2022 National Collegiate Landscape Competition (NCLC) held on campus last week.

Mar 14, 2022  |  Student Spotlight

Student Spotlight: Antonio Tranquilino

Antonio Tranquilino is a two-year NC State student majoring in Turfgrass Management and Horticultural Science Management to multiply his landscape career prospects.

Jan 27, 2021  |  Student Spotlight

Ag Institute Grad Now Focuses On Bachelor’s Degree

CALS student Colden Bradshaw had never considered college. Now the future Ag Institute graduate finds himself not quite finished with college and NC State as he’s moving on to pursue his bachelor’s degree.

Oct 19, 2020  |  Academics

Making Virtual Class Work

Thanks to wise planning and a hefty dose of creativity, Crop and Soil Sciences instructors are taking remote-learning students outside the classroom and even a bit further this year.

May 4, 2020  |  Student Spotlight

#StillFarming and #StillStudying

For many of our students, returning home for online classes meant returning to work. Daniel McDonald's family operates McDonald Brothers Farm in Red Springs, NC. Online classes have to fit into farm work.

Mar 30, 2020  |  Degree Programs

An Open Letter to a Denied Student

College decisions are hard. You’ve worked really hard for a long time. And the reply that came from NC State wasn’t the one that you’d hoped to receive.  

Feb 9, 2018  |  AgPackStrong!

AgPack Strong: Ag Institute Grad Jason Barbour Diversifies

On his farm near Four Oaks, Jason Barbour grows a lot of the usual North Carolina crops – tobacco, sweet potatoes, small grains, soybeans and corn. But in recent years he’s added a crop that wouldn’t make that list: popcorn.

Sep 14, 2017  |  Faculty Focus

Meet Amy Johnson

Dr. Amy Johnson, new Ag Institute Coordinator of General Agriculture and Field Crop Technology, also teaches Crop and Soil Fertility classes in the Ag Institute. “Teaching. That’s the most important thing we can do.”