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North Carolina's AgBiotech Initiative

AgBiotech Group


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

 

Strategic Projects


  • 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.

  • Ag Biotech Entrepreneurial Showcase 2014 (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 (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.

  • 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)

  • 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.

  • 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.

To see our full list of projects, please review our 2013 Strategic Projects Booklet.

 

NC AgBiotech Advisory Council


The Advisory Council is comprised of a Leadership Committee consisting of 18-24 persons, representing institutions and vantage points key to agricultural biotechnology development throughout our state and Strategic Project Workgroups 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. (Current/Former Members)

Strategic Projects Workgroup

The workgroup's mission is to shape and implement key ideas to strengthen and expand long-term ag biotech development in North Carolina through targeted projects and activities around entrepreneurship, research and education.(Current Members)