A rapidly growing population. Less farmland. Climate and water shifts. These are just some of the challenges facing agriculture today. Complex challenges — requiring complex solutions.
The NC Plant Sciences Initiative is a unique concept that puts all the elements together in one place.
Agricultural scientists will work with engineers, mathematicians, social scientists, computer scientists, modelers, economists and marketers to deliver sound, science-based answers that make economic sense.
NC State and the N.C. Dept. of Agriculture and Consumer Services are leading this effort, partnering with commodity groups, established ag businesses and start-ups. The hub will be a state-of-the-art research complex on Centennial Campus that draws the brightest minds in academia, government and industry. Cross-disciplinary teams will work together, bringing innovation that increases yields, enhances sustainability and extends growing seasons.
In short, changing the game. And making North Carolina a world leader in plant sciences.