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Feb 10, 2021

Partner Profile: The North Carolina Small Grain Growers Association

North Carolina farmers plant on average 500,000 acres of small grains annually. The North Carolina Small Grain Growers Association was one of the early supporters of the N.C. Plant Sciences Initiative, continuing its mission to invest in research that will improve the small grain industry in North Carolina and beyond. 

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Feb 9, 2021

Partner Profile: Tobacco Associates, Inc.

NC State's research and teaching in the specialized discipline of flue-cured tobacco production directly impacts the yield and economic output for growers. To continue innovation in the field and support new efforts in agribusiness, Tobacco Associates, Inc. became an early financial supporter of the North Carolina Plant Sciences Initiative (N.C. PSI). 

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Feb 9, 2021

Partner Profile: North Carolina Pork Council

Pork production is a $10 billion economic output for the state, generating more than 44,000 jobs in farming, processing and retail sectors. Research that advances best methods for sustainable hog waste management is a key focus of the North Carolina Pork Council and why they were an earlier funder of N.C. PSI. 

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Feb 9, 2021

Partner Profile: Farm Credit

Farm Credit is a customer-owned cooperative that provides loans and resources for farmers and rural communities to thrive. Agricultural education and innovation that leads to more productive and profitable farm operations is a key reason for their early financial support of the North Carolina Plant Sciences Initiative. 

A rendering of the Plant Sciences Building

Feb 8, 2021

Launch Director’s Report: Progress in Challenging Times

In spite of all the challenges, the N.C. Plant Sciences Initiative made great strides in 2020. Launch Director Steve Briggs shares the initiative's progress on people and facilities in his last Launch Director's Report. 

Dean Linton at the Plant Sciences Building Groundbreaking in September.

Jan 25, 2020

Launch Director’s Report: January 2020

N.C. PSI Launch Director Steve Briggs provides an update on the Plant Sciences Building, new Initiative programs and more. 

Donors and leadership celebrate groundbreaking on stage

Sep 6, 2019

Launch Director’s Report: Welcome to N.C. PSI

N.C. PSI is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for advancing U.S. plant science research and innovation. No other U.S. region or state is as uniquely positioned as North Carolina to drive that innovation. Join us as we accelerate innovation in the plant sciences.