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Lee Ivy

Director of the Agricultural Institute and Assistant Director of Academic Programs

Patterson Hall 100


Lee Ivy is the director of the Agricultural Institute and assistant director of Academic Programs in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at North Carolina State University. He led his team by creating the AGI Strategic Plan, which focused on recruitment, impactful curriculum, professional networking and economic support. He and his team are also managing a million-dollar grant from the Golden Leaf Foundation focused on integrating students into meat and poultry processing careers in North Carolina’s tier 1 and tier 2 counties.

From 2012 to 2021, Ivy taught in the Department of Horticultural Science at NC State, where he co-advised the horticulture competition team and co-hosted the National Collegiate Landscape Competition in 2015 and 2022.

He earned horticultural degrees from Tennessee and NC State, is a licensed landscape contractor, certified pesticide applicator and is an NC Nursery and Landscape Association member. Ivy is pursuing a doctoral degree focused on the implications of online and face-to-face education.

In 2020, Ivy co-authored Landscape Design, Installation and Management, published by Goodheart-Wilcox.