Agriculture

Campuses

Clarkesville

Credentials Offered

Associate Degree
Diploma
Certificate

Program Length

2-6 Semesters

Agriculture

Do you love the great outdoors? Are you looking for a career that takes you out of the office and into the field?

If you have a passion for being a part of producing the food, fiber, and fuel that makes the world a better place to live, then NGTC Agriculture is for you.

The Agriculture Program at NGTC offers a variety of outdoor and classroom experiences that will develop the skills potential employers are looking for. Our goal is to add value to you in the eyes of companies and individuals who are looking for the next generation of agriculturalists in the US and abroad.

The NGTC campus has over 100 acres of open land and our program has dedicated production space, outdoor lab acreage, and facilities and equipment that rival and exceed what larger colleges have to offer.

Careers take root with NGTC Agriculture. Find your passion and grow with us.

Courses in the program include: 

  • Agribusiness Management
  • Issues in Agriculture and Natural Resources
  • Agribusiness Internship
  • Farm Organization and Management

Credentials You Can Earn

Associates Degree - Agribusiness

Agribusiness is the study of the business and economics of agribusiness firms. Agribusiness possesses many unique challenges and opportunities including risks and uncertainties of agricultural production, reliance on natural resources, government involvement with food and agriculture, competitive nature of the agribusiness sector, innovative technology within commercial agriculture and food processing, and global impacts of food and agriculture. The agribusiness curriculum allows individuals to gain an appreciation for management and technology concepts needed for the agricultural industry. This program develops knowledge and skills in management, production, and marketing as related to agribusiness management.

Associates Degree - Modern Agriculture

The Modern Agriculture associate degree teaches students to apply knowledge of basic sciences to solve agricultural problems. In addition to studying the biology of plants and animals, students also learn about new technologies that can be applied to plant and animal production systems, resource management, the application of technologies to add value to agricultural production. The Modern Agriculture program allows the student to gain an appreciation for the reliance on natural resources, the basics of animal science, government involvement with food and agriculture, innovative technology within commercial agriculture and food processing, and global impacts of food and agriculture.

Diploma - Agribusiness

The Agribusiness diploma program is the study of the business and economics of agribusiness firms. Agribusiness possesses many unique challenges and opportunities including risks and uncertainties of agriculture production, reliance on natural resources, government involvement with food and agriculture, competitive nature of the agribusiness sector, innovative technology within commercial agriculture and food processing, and global impacts of food and agriculutre. The agribusiness curriculum allows individuals to gain an appreciation for management and technology concepts needed for the agricultural industry. This program develops knowledge and skills in management, production, and marketing as related to agribusiness mangaement. 

Diploma - Modern Agriculture

The Modern Agriculture diploma teaches students to apply knowledge of basic sciences to solve agricultural problems. In addition to studying the biology of plants and animals, students also learn about new technologies that can be applied to plant and animal production systems, resource management, the application of technologies to add value to agricultural production. The Modern Agriculture program allows the student to gain an appreciation for the reliance on natural resources, the basics of animal science, government involvement with food and agriculture, innovative technology within commercial agriculture and food processing, and global impacts of food and agriculture.

Career Opportunities

Students completing the degree program may choose career opportunities in:

Agricultural Production

Agricultural Sales

Agricultural Marketing

Agribusiness Startup

Poultry Science

Farm Manager

Agriculture is a broad career field and holds opportunities in many different areas.

14% of all jobs in Georgia are directly related to agriculture and agriculture-related businesses. Agriculture creates 8 billion dollars in revenue for the state of Georgia.

Additional career options can be researched on the following site(s):

Meet the Faculty

Photo of Wayne Randall Wayne Randall Agriculture Program Director 706-754-7791

The Agriculture Program develops student leaders in Agribusiness and Modern Agriculture to supply the food, fiber, and fuel for our world to survive and thrive. If you love working with nature and making things grow, then NGTC Agriculture is the place to be.

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