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We develop plant science leaders.

A New Breed of Problem Solvers

The future poses challenges for food, agriculture, energy, and the environment. That’s why we’re providing a unique training ground for a new breed of problem solvers.

Our scholarship programs, internships and collaborative graduate fellowships pave the way for the agile workforce of tomorrow.

We are making forward-looking investments in recruiting, training and retaining world-class plant scientists.

84% of future agricultural jobs have plant science roots

We grow talent with plant science know-how.

Center of Excellence in Regulatory Science

When our agtech partners in the Research Triangle Park shared they needed more employees trained in agricultural government affairs and science regulation, NC State’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences got to work.
First, our faculty set up a popular course on the scientific and policymaking steps that shape state, national and international regulations, and now plans are underway to establish a Center of Excellence for Regulatory Science in Agriculture, part of the college’s N.C. Plant Sciences Initiative.

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Learning and Applying Agricultural Data Science

NC State’s Colleges of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Engineering and Science introduce a Graduate Certificate in Agriculture Data Science. This program combines SAS data management and analysis techniques with computer science and statistical training to allow students to apply the processes of data mining and artificial intelligence to critical agriculture, food, and life science issues.

Re-thinking How We Teach Graduate Students

To address societal challenges, scientific research must be convergent: driven by compelling problems and deeply integrating scientific disciplines. AgBioFEWS students gain this capacity by working collaboratively to research how agricultural biotechnology changes agricultural landscapes and rural communities, integrating tools and cultures from the natural and social sciences.