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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 195+ 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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NC Ag Tech Ecosystem

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Company Clusters

Plant-90, Animal-32, Food-12, Support-36, Technology-26

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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 24 leaders in the agriculture industry and education.

  • NC Ag Tech Professional Forum

    In 2022, NCBiotech is partnering with AgLaunch and AgStart to develop a monthly event series for industry leaders and professionals featuring experts in the ag tech sector. While virtual, each includes a short program of speakers including Q&A with the audience.  Once we're back in-person, the program will be followed by a networking reception.

    2022 Professional Forums: February 23 | April 20 | September 21 | November 16

    2021 National AgTech Forums: July 21 | August 18 | September 15 | October 20 | November 17 | December 8

    Visit our NCAgTech YouTube Channel to see other program recordings.

  • 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. Learn more

  • Ponytail Ag Campaign

    Four of North Carolina's key agricultural partners are coming together in a collaborative effort to highlight the contributions women have made to the agriculture industry in North Carolina. NCBiotech will be working with N.C. Department of Agriculture & Consumer ServicesN.C. Farm Bureau, and Feed the Dialogue N.C. on a social media campaign.

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  • NC Ag Tech Economic Growth Report

    Annual report stats will now be highlighted in the icons above, providing an economic growth snapshot of the ag tech industry in North Carolina. If you have any questions please contact

    View January 2020 Summary 

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 195 ag tech companies are operating across the state of North Carolina. They include:


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

Agriculture Sector Development

919-549-8858 |