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Sep 16, 2022

After 25 Years, Ag Institute’s Alease Hancock Says Goodbye

Alease Hancock spent decades helping and mentoring students at NC State’s Agricultural Institute. Upon her retirement at the end of May, a scholarship was created to honor her spirit and dedication to AGI. 

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Apr 21, 2022

How TJ Jones Transformed from Naval Cook to Future Turfgrass Manager

Set to graduate in December 2022, TJ Jones' journey reveals a hopeful message that following your inner compass can lead to a greater sense of purpose and fulfillment. 

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Apr 14, 2022

AGI Student Max Jeffers Forges His Pathway at CALS

Max Jeffers, a Durham, NC, native with deep roots in the Pearsontown neighborhood, is earning an associate's degree in general agriculture through AGI. 

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Mar 22, 2022

Introducing a New Generation to Agriculture: AGI Welcomes Recruiter Kaylee Gabriel

AGI recently brought on alumna Kaylee Gabriel whose role focuses on enhancing recruitment efforts and boosting student enrollment at the institute. 

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Mar 17, 2022

Meet the HortPack: Antonio Tranquilino

Tranquilino is a two-year NC State student majoring in turfgrass management and horticultural science management to multiply his landscape career prospects. 

Lee Ivy

Aug 27, 2021

Horticulture’s Ivy Tapped to Lead Ag Institute

Lee Ivy, a senior lecturer at NC State and former community college professor, brings a wealth of experiences to his new role as director of NC State’s Agricultural Institute. 

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Jul 31, 2021

Max Alff Nurtures a Passion for Plants

Max Alff graduated high school and enrolled in the NC State Agricultural Institute and studied Ornamentals and Landscape Technology. Alff's Ag Institute education inspired him to continue into NC State's four-year program. 

Erin Meachum

Mar 9, 2021

Scholarship Support Helps AGI’s Meachum Pursue Career Aspirations

Erin Meachum, assistant coordinator for the AGI Internship Program, is pursuing a Ph.D. at NC State's College of Education. Her studies focus on student success in two-year programs at land-grant universities, specifically the success of students of color in agricultural-related disciplines. 

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Feb 18, 2021

Golden LEAF Awards Ag Institute Nearly $1M

NC State’s Agricultural Institute will use the funds from the Golden LEAF Foundation to support the animal industry by expanding the pipeline of available talent for jobs. 

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Dec 8, 2020

Ag Institute Grad Now Focused 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.