Collaboration From Field To Lab
Breeding Better Berries
NC State research and Extension benefits growers – and consumers – of fresh market strawberries.
Thought leadership alone will not feed, clothe, heal and fuel a growing population. We must deliver tangible impacts.
Through NC State Extension and international programs, our faculty relay agricultural challenges to N.C. PSI research teams and translate research-based knowledge into everyday solutions and practices.
What we Think and Do improves outcomes for producers, industry partners, neighbors and the environment we strive to protect.
Local impact. Global reach.
NC State Extension
We translate research-based knowledge into everyday solutions that keep North Carolina agriculture growing and sustainable.
CALS International Programs
We collaborate with institutions around the world to address grand challenges.
$1.5B in Annual Statewide Economic Impact
NC State agricultural research and Extension programs in just 5 crops provides an extraordinary economic impact on North Carolina.Learn more
North Carolina has the third most diverse agricultural economy in the nation and is home to more than 46,000 farms growing 90+ different commodities in 400 different soil types.
We bring farmers and communities together through educational field days throughout the year to ensure our crop- and region-specific research takes root in every corner of the state,
N.C. PSI Outreach News More N.C. PSI News
Oct 21, 2020
PSI Profile: Hannah Burrack, Director of Education and Outreach
Hannah Burrack, a professor and Extension specialist in the Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology, was recently appointed the Director of Education and Outreach for the N.C. Plant Sciences Initiative.
Oct 7, 2020
N.C. PSI Names New Platform Directors
The North Carolina Plant Sciences Initiative named four new platform directors and the interim director of operations. These leaders will guide the initiative’s research, Extension and education activities.