If you're weighing up career paths, the agricultural sector is well worth thinking about. It's the bedrock of the New Zealand economy, so employers are constantly on the hunt for graduates.
And there's no better way to start growing a career in the primary production industry than by studying with the nation's leading agriculturally-based university.
We have spent longer than any other university in the Southern Hemisphere to support the land-based industries, helping them become more productive and sustainable.
Our agriculture and horticulture programmes cover a wide range of disciplines, including biology, chemistry, and plant, animal and soil sciences, as well as management skills.
When you study with us, you'll learn from some of the best researchers and lecturers in the field. We also work closely with major employers, so you'll graduate with industry-specific knowledge, hands-on experience and relevant, real-world skills.
Employment opportunities abound, from farm or horticultural consultancy to rural banking and valuation careers, agribusiness roles, and working in the fertiliser, seed or livestock industries.
As New Zealand's leading agricultural university, we have a long history of helping the land-based industries to thrive.
We also lead the way in viticulture, having established the first tertiary-level cool climate wine production programme in the English-speaking world.
Our Centre for Viticulture and Oenology carries out research aimed at increasing the economic value of the New Zealand wine industry.
As a result of the skills learned with us, Lincoln viticulture graduates can be found in all of the world's premier winemaking areas, from Marlborough to Mendoza, Barossa to Bordeaux, Sonoma to Santorini.