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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 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
195+

Ag Tech Companies

top global ag tech companies
5 of 6

top global ag tech companies

ag economy
$92.9B

ag economy

Company Clusters
Clusters

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

land grant universities
2

land grant universities

research stations
18

research stations

Agriculture News & Events

Agriculture Sector Development Programs

NCBiotech's Agriculture Sector Development team is part of the Center's Focused Initiative Team bringing added value to sectors of the life sciences.

  • NC Ag Tech Advisory Council

    North Carolina's ag tech ecosystem has joined together to form a Council comprised of key leaders from varying perspectives in the agriculture industry and academia. Organized by NCBiotech, the Council addresses key opportunities, challenges, and gaps that present themselves in our state and create solutions that drive impact.

  • NC Ag Tech Loan Fund

    The State of NC has invested $500k in recurring funds to be awarded to NC based, early-stage, ag tech companies.  These awards will range from $100-250k for crop science, animal health and nutrition, food science, and precision ag/ag data analytics. To learn more, visit our funding page or contact David_Rosenthal@ncbiotech.org.

  • NC Ag Tech Professional Forum

    In 2022, the Forum has returned to it's series format with a different focus each event. These will all be in-person, with the hope to provide a recording after the event.  We look forward to being back in person, networking over drinks and good food, following a timely program. 

    2022 Professional Forums:
    February 23 (Crops) | April 21 (Food Tech) | September 21 (Animal Health & Nutrition) | November 16 (Data Science)

    Visit our NCAgTech YouTube Channel to view other program recordings.

  • 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 Animal Health & Nutrition - Intellectual Exchange Group

    This program provides a forum for academic and industry professionals working in this space to discuss topics of relevance, identify technologies for spun out from universities, and network to develop peer-level relationships and company collaborations. Learn more

  • NC Alt Protein Coalition - Intellectual Exchange Group

    This program is an interdisciplinary group of alternative protein stakeholders in NC, with a shared goal to facilitate the creation of an equitable agri-food ecosystem and grow the state as a global alternative protein hub. Learn more

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:

Novozymes
AAD
Syngenta

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For questions or more information, contact:
Michelle VonCannon
Agriculture Program and Event Manager Agriculture Sector Development 919-549-8858 | michelle_voncannon@ncbiotech.org

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