Transforming the way the world grows.


North Carolina is a place where agricultural tradition and 21st century science meet to create unmatched research and business opportunities.

Here, virtually any ag tech company, researcher, investor or holder of intellectual property will find unique opportunities for transforming ideas into products.

This is evident in our 100+ ag tech companies and hundreds of world-class ag tech scientists, including global thought leaders working in our colleges and universities.

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Agriculture News & Events

Agriculture Sector Development Programs

NCBiotech's Agriculture Sector Development team is guided by an Advisory Council comprised of 16-20 leaders in the agriculture industry and education.

  • Crop, Animal and Food Tech Showcase

    Annual event to connect entrepreneurs, investors, tech scouts and others. The event facilitates partnerships and deal flow, and also inspires researchers to commercialize their most promising results.

    View past Showcase Highlights: 2018 2016 2015 2014 2013 │2012 

  • Ag Biotech Summit

    Event held every two years to engage the agriculture and life science communities, addressing key topics such as emerging technologies, research innovation, technology commercialization, regulation, policy, public acceptance, agricultural production and ag tech products.

    View past Summit Highlights: 2018 2016 2014 2012

  • Ag Biotech Professional Forums

    Quarterly event series for industry leaders and professionals to learn about North Carolina's diverse ag tech resources. Each includes a short program of speakers followed by a networking reception.

    2018 Forums: March 7 April 26 June 27 September 26 November 14 
    View Past Forum Videos

  • Crop Commercialization Program

    Project convening partners to conduct research including trait identification, development, grower engagement and market introduction to improve and commercialize vegetable, fruit and feed crops in North Carolina.

  • NCBiotech Economic Growth Report

    Semi-annual report providing an economic growth snapshot of the ag tech industry in North Carolina. The report uses January 2010 as a baseline to chart the state's ag tech company and technology developments.

    View January 2018 Full Report  July 2018 Full Report

Many people and groups like the Biotech Center helped us prove our concept so we could attract our first venture capital investment more than three years ago.

AAD President and CEO, Joy Parr Drach

Ag Tech companies in NC

More than 100 ag tech companies are operating across the state of North Carolina. They include:


For questions or more information, contact:
Michelle VonCannon, CSEP
Agriculture Program and Event Manager

Agriculture Sector Development

919-549-8858 |