At N.C. Agricultural Research Service (NCARS), we make innovation possible through our partnerships with academic institutions and government agencies.
NC State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. NCARS is one of three primary units within CALS, along with Academic Programs and NC State Extension. All three share funding and resources to advance the college’s mission. Most NCARS faculty have split appointments with one of the other two units.
NC State College of Natural Resources houses the Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources, which receives a federal appropriation of formula funds (McIntire-Stennis) that pass through NCARS. Several NCARS faculty are jointly funded through this partnership.
North Carolina A&T State University College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences is the only other land-grant institution in North Carolina. N.C. A&T has many research programs that collaborate with NCARS. Their Extension program specialists work to distribute research-based knowledge and technology across the state and beyond.
UNC-Greensboro School of Health and Human Sciences perform research in the areas of human development, social and cultural influences, human nutrition and other areas of family and consumer sciences funded through an annual allocation from NCARS.
N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has a unique partnership with NCARS, including co-ownership of 18 research stations (six by NC State, eight by NCDA&CS) and providing the superintendent and farm crew for all stations.
The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) funds agricultural research in North Carolina under the Hatch Act of 1862 through NCARS.