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Feb 27, 2024

Funding Boosts Agricultural Institute’s Career Readiness Programs

Funding of nearly $1 million from the Golden LEAF Foundation has bolstered the Agricultural Institute with support for new programs aimed at increasing student recruitment and enhancing job readiness.  

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Jan 18, 2024

Meat Processing: Educating the Next Generation

This episode of the Farms, Food and You podcast explores the meat processing industry, the challenge it faces in finding trained workers, and how the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences is working to help meet that need. 

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Nov 22, 2023

Hands-On Experience Helps Shape Careers for Ag Institute Students

Students with NC State’s Agricultural Institute share how internships help them find new fields of study and future careers. 

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Aug 18, 2023

Customer Service with Precision

Coastal AgroBusiness intern and AGI student Hunter Williams is learning the value of customer service while working alongside CALS alumni in precision agriculture. 

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Mar 8, 2023

The Keys to Success: Support, Experience and Opportunity

Opportunity comes in many forms. Coastal AgroBusiness believes in developing students through scholarships and internships. Just ask their director of operations, Josh Allen, a former intern and Agricultural Institute graduate. 

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Dec 13, 2022

A Nontraditional Path to Academic Success

Crop and Soil Sciences’ Jonathan Moore completes his bachelor’s degree in extension education and sets his sights on a master’s. 

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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, North Carolina, 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.