Agriscience & Biotechnology

Agriscience is the basis of past and future developments in agriculture. A strong demand exists for well-trained, environmentally-sensitive individuals to provide the state, nation, and world with food, fiber, and a healthy environment. Classroom and laboratory instruction, supervised agricultural experience, projects, leadership, and interpersonal skill development activities prepare job-seekers and students for advanced training, higher education, and entry to a career. Like most of our world, agriculture has changed dramatically and is infinitely more complex than most people can imagine.

Today, most agriculture is seen as a technology- based industry that includes production, agriscience, and agribusiness. Not only are agriculture graduates in demand to produce food, but also to package and transport it, market it, regulate its production, and finance it. Agriculture graduates play key roles in monitoring our lakes and streams and planning for the efficient and safe future of our water supply, land, and other natural resources.

Counselors in schools, colleges and NC Works centers have been trained to assist individuals with creating their own journey through their chosen pathway, specific to their personal interests and circumstances. Choose from the menu below to learn more about this field in Northeastern North Carolina and visit www.NCWorks.gov to find your next career!

Pathway Planning Report

Pathways

  1. Agribusiness Systems
  2. Agricultural Research and Biotechnology Pathway
  3. Agriscience/Biotechnology Career Ladder

Career Examples

Agricultural Loan Officer
Wildlife Technician
Fish & Game Officer
Farm Manager
Botanist
Chemical Sales
Seed & Fertilizer Sales
Meat Cutter & Grader
Quality Control Technician
Agricultural Researcher
Agribusiness Management
Farm Implement Dealer
Produce Supervisor
Inspector
Agriculture Teacher