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We’re partnering to drive economic, intellectual and societal prosperity.

Thriving Together

At the N.C. Plant Sciences Initiative, our distinctive approach to team science supports NC State’s land-grant mission and creates opportunities for all.

We believe progress happens when bright minds come together to share ideas and expertise. That’s why we work side by side with leaders in the private, public and nonprofit sectors to propel cutting-edge research and scholarship — work that creates jobs, improves outcomes for producers, brings valuable discoveries to market and changes lives.

Our location in the booming Research Triangle area puts us near some of the top names in the plant science industry. And our new state-of-the-art NC State University Plant Sciences Building on Centennial Campus will further connect us to industry and technology leaders, as well as NC State resources and experts in fields like engineering and biotechnology.

The NC State University Plant Sciences Building is an extraordinary step in our interdisciplinary approach of bringing together North Carolina’s agriculture community with the great agtech industry across the state.

Chancellor Randy Woodson

100+ Industry-Sponsored Research Projects

The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences partners with industry leaders on research that benefits us all.

Join With Us

Changing the face of plant science isn’t an easy task. We can’t do it alone.

Partnership in the N.C. PSI is an investment that will impact generations to come: farmers, the green industry and commercial businesses that will all grow and prosper from our results; researchers who will solve global agricultural challenges; and students who will be tomorrow’s leaders in agricultural science.

We’re looking for partners who support our mission and bring their own expertise to the table. Find out how you can work with us.


Global biotechnology leader Novozymes recently signed a five-year research agreement with the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences that will strengthen N.C. PSI research.

Rows of plant starts