About the Field Crops Technology Degree

Tobacco, soybeans, corn, cotton, and other crops have been driving the North Carolina economy for over a century and currently amount for roughly 37% of farm cash receipts.  With the growing population, this number is expected to increase even while arable land is decreasing.  This is why more than ever it is important to explore new ways to grow more crops with less land.  Instruction in the Field Crops Technology curriculum places a high premium on sound crop and soil management practices as well as wise use of farm resources. Students learn efficient and effective production strategies for the major agronomic crops based on best management practices and integrated pest management principles, agricultural business principles and environmentally sound soil management.   

Degree Curriculum

If you are interested in learning more about the courses you will be taking, please view the semester by semester display.

Meet the Faculty

The faculty here at the Agricultural Institute love what they do and are experts in their field. If you would like to learn more about the faculty in this degree program, please click here.

What can I do with my major? 

  • Farm Manager
  • Agricultural Chemical Sales
  • Seed Production and Processing
  • Agriculture Technician
  • Farm Service Center Manager