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Agricultural Institute

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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 29, 2022

HortPack Wins Third in National Landscape Competition

For any NCAA fan, March is bracket season, but green madness overtook NC State’s campus for the National Collegiate Landscape Competition. 

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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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Apr 13, 2021

Veterans in North Carolina Agriculture

About 9,000 veterans farm in NC, and CALS is introducing more military retirees to the opportunities in ag. 

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 16, 2019

Great Grads

Leadership and adventure were part of the package for two outstanding Agricultural Institute students who’ll be graduating soon. 

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May 15, 2019

NASA Internship For AGI Student (And Aspiring Astronaut) Lane Diesa

NC State Agricultural Institute student Lane Diesa has her sights set on the sky: Through a NASA internship, she had the chance to work on projects with the potential to change life outside of our own planet. 

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Sep 4, 2018

Student Spotlight: AGI Entrepreneur Andrew Emanuels

Andrew Emanuels got his first job cutting grass at age 8. By the time he was a high school senior, he was managing 32 landscaping accounts and two crews. Today, Andrew studies agribusiness in the NC State Agricultural Institute and serves as a U.S. Coast Guard reservist.