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Plant Puts Up a Big Stink at NC State University

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We transform challenges into agriculture and life sciences opportunities.

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Richard Linton, Dean

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

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Our Shining Future

A new $45 million grant from the Golden LEAF Foundation makes the Plant Sciences Initiative at NC State a reality — and positions North Carolina as a global leader for education, research and innovation in the plant sciences.

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Leading the Way


NC State ag research has a massive economic impact on rural North Carolina.


The Covington sweet potato, developed at NC State, makes up 20% of the global market.


CALS research has generated more than $25 million in licensing revenue since 2011.