Partner Profile: Carolina Feed Industry Association
Animals are an essential part of North Carolina’s agriculture and economy, and providing nutritious feeds that nourish them--and ensure the meat they produce is healthy and safe to consume, is a key focus for the Carolina Feed Industry Association. It’s also why they support the North Carolina Plant Sciences Initiative.
Partner Profile: North Carolina Nursery and Landscape Association
As our cities continue to grow, members of the green industry are mindful of the stress the growth puts on our natural resources and are driven to grow in a sustainable way. The North Carolina Nursery and Landscape Association is an avid advocate for the green industry, ensuring that floriculture, nursery and greenhouse crops are a part of sustainable landscaping. As part of these efforts, they became early supporters of the N.C. PSI.
Partner Profile: North Carolina Watermelon Association
Juicy, sweet watermelon is almost synonymous with North Carolina summers. The North Carolina Watermelon Association represents growers, shippers, buyers, seed companies and others associated with watermelon production, and has a vested interest in helping farmers and all associated with producing a healthy crop of the fruit. That’s why they were early supporters of the N.C. PSI.
Partner Profile: North Carolina Cotton Producers Association
Cotton is a major cash crop for North Carolina, accounting for close to $300 million of the state’s economy and 15,000 jobs. The North Carolina Cotton Producers Association strives to improve the welfare of cotton farmers by supporting best practices for production and encouraging research to better cotton and its products. That’s a key reason why they became an early supporter of N.C. PSI.
Partner Profile: North Carolina Irrigation Society
Effective water management and irrigation are essential to productive, sustainable and profitable farms. The North Carolina Irrigation Society promotes sound irrigation management principles and provides its members with education and special training associated with modern agricultural irrigation equipment and practices. As part of their mission to promote education, they became a founding funder of the North Carolina Plant Sciences Initiative.
Partner Profile: North Carolina Tomato Growers Association
For 50 years, the North Carolina Tomato Growers Association has promoted and developed the tomato industry and general agricultural interests by funding research for breeding, growing and disease control. The association was an early financial supporter of the N.C. PSI with the goal of making North Carolina the global hub in plant sciences research.
Partner Profile: Blackland Farm Managers Association
The Blackland region in North Carolina's lower coastal plains is home to some of the richest farmland in the country. The Blackland Farm Managers Association invested in the N.C. PSI for research that supports farm management including pest and weed control, soil nutrition and environmental issues to help maximize the highly organic soil.
Partner Profile: North Carolina Poultry Federation
Poultry is big business in North Carolina. The industry employs more than 145,000 people and produces 800 million broilers, 36 million turkeys and 3 billion eggs that bring in $3.9 billion a year. Nutritious feed is arguably one of the most important factors in poultry production and a key factor in the North Carolina Poultry Federation's support of the N.C. PSI.
Partner Profile: North Carolina Blueberry Council
North Carolina ranks 6th in the nation for blueberry production. Promoting efficiency in all aspects of blueberry production, marketing and consumer awareness, as well as research to develop new and improved cultivars and improve practices for disease control is the mission of the North Carolina Blueberry Council. It's also why the council supports the N.C. PSI.
Partner Profile: North Carolina Cattlemen’s Association
Grazing cattle can contribute to the health of the soil ecosystem by self-harvesting forages while reinvigorating soil nutrients with natural fertilizer. The North Carolina Cattlemen's Association has invested in the N.C. PSI to increase awareness, research and education that can help farmers learn how to use forages and grazing cattle to improve their soil health