North Carolina's AgBiotech Initiative
Hub for all ag biotech efforts in the state of North Carolina, working with existing and emerging ag biotech businesses, farmers, producers, researchers, intellectual property holders, investors and educators to CREATE opportunity.
|Agricultural Biotechnology: Accelerating Economic Opportunities in North Carolina|
Gwyn Riddick, MBA
Executive Advisor, Strategic Development, Agricultural Biotechnology Consultant
Paul Ulanch, Ph.D., MBA
Executive Director, Biotechnology Crop Commercialization Center
Jacob Traverse, MBA, MMB
Director, Enterprise & Technology Development,
Amber Niebauer, MBA
Manager, Program & Resource Development, Agricultural Biotechnology
Michelle VonCannon, CSEP
Program Coordinator, Agricultural Biotechnology
NC AgBiotech Advisory Council
The Advisory Council is comprised of 18-24 leaders representing institutions and vantage points key to agricultural biotechnology development throughout our state. Strategic Project Workgroups are developed of statewide participants attentive to ag biotech to generate activities directed toward summits, marketing, economic development, public issue awareness, leader engagement, education, global partnerships, and statewide agricultural biotechnology-directed awards.
Ag Biotech Leadership and Professional Forums: Event Series (Quarterly)
These two quarterly event series will be held throughout the year providing the opportunity for industry leaders and industry professionals/supporters to learn about NC’s diverse ag biotech resources, while also offering a setting for networking and engagement outside of our normal work spaces. Each Forum will include a short program of speakers, industry announcements, and an open forum for communication within our industry. Sponsorship opportunities are available.
Agriculture & Biotechnology Summit 2014 (November 18-19)
Convening of NC leaders and stakeholders making a commitment to ensure shared thinking, coordinated activities and goals to continue growing the agriculture industry in NC through biotechnology. See highlights from the Ag Biotech Summit 2012. (Agenda) (Session Videos)
AgBIOCEPS - Agricultural Bioscience Company and Entrepreneurial Profile System Database showcasing North Carolina entrepreneurial ag biotech companies seeking investment and partnerships.
Biotechnology Crop Commercialization Center (BCCC)
Center to facilitate crop improvements by aligning critical market needs with research assets, adding value to agriculture in North Carolina.
Ag Biotech Entrepreneurial Showcase 2014 (Held May 20)
NC, the global hub for ag biotech, will showcase crop biotech and animal health companies from across the greater Southeastern states. Entrepreneurs will pitch their company and technologies to national investors and other leaders to grow the ag biotech industry. Panels will explore and discuss the regulatory challenges faced by these same sectors as well as technology scouts sharing insights into what industry is seeking in future innovation. A keynote by Neal Carter, President, Okanagan Specialty Fruits will inspire innovation development and partnerships in the ag biotech industry. See highlights from last years Showcase 2013.
Ag Biotech Industry in the Classroom 2014 (Held June 16-20)
Industry sponsored summer workshop for science and agriculture teachers, with age specific agendas for middle school (2013) and high school (2013), providing an overview of modern agricultural technology, the agricultural value-chain and agricultural applications of biotechnology.
AgBioscience Global Business Portal (link coming soon)
Consortium of statewide economic development partners to assist ag biotech companies in accelerating market entry into North Carolina.
To see our full list of projects, please review our 2013 Strategic Projects Booklet.