Carter to Retire after Impactful 40+ Year Career

Dr. Tommy Carter is retiring from NC State University following an outstanding career as a USDA Research Geneticist and Soybean Breeder.

Our soybean farmers and the agriculture industry are indebted to Dr. Carter’s drought-tolerance research and his novel approach using wild soybean to broaden and diversify the narrow genetic base of North America soybeans. Dr. Carter is a consummate professional, always willing to participate in department activities and offer assistance to help other faculty in the Department of Crop and Soil Sciences. In addition to the incredible research contributions from his soybean breeding program, Dr. Carter has been a leader in enhancing the strong partnership between NCSU and USDA.

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Carter was also recently appointed by Chancellor Woodsen as USDA Professor Emeritus. This appointment is an acknowledgment by his colleagues, the university administration, and the State of North Carolina of his many years of devoted service. He has been a great asset as a faculty member and we wish him well in retirement.