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Agriculture

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 170+ 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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ag tech companies
165+ companies

in ag tech

Revenue
$290M+

state and local government revenues

top global ag tech companies
5 of 6

top global ag tech companies

research stations
18

research stations

land grant universities
2

land grant universities

ag economy
$91.8B

ag economy

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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.

  • Ag Tech Professional Forums

    Annual 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.

    2020 Forums: February 19 | April 15 | June 17 | September 16 | November 11

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  • 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

    Semi-annual report providing an economic growth snapshot of the ag tech industry in North Carolina, that charts the state's ag tech company and technology developments.

    View January 2020 Summary | July 2019 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 165 ag tech companies are operating across the state of North Carolina. They include:

Novozymes
AAD
Syngenta

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

Agriculture Sector Development

919-549-8858 | michelle_voncannon@ncbiotech.org