Our Shining Future
A new $45 million grant from the Golden LEAF Foundation makes the Plant Sciences Initiative at NC State a reality — and positions North Carolina as a global leader for education, research and innovation in the plant sciences.
NC State, Belgian institute partner for plant biotech research
NC State University and VIB, a life sciences research institute in Belgium, recently entered into a strategic collaboration agreement aimed at spurring growth in the plant biotech research sector in both Belgium and North Carolina.
Farm Bureau gift to enhance plant sciences
With strong grassroots support, an initiative aimed at making North Carolina the global hub for plant sciences innovation got a big boost when the North Carolina Farm Bureau Federation pledged $500,000 to start the Seeds of Success Fund.
North Carolina invests in world-class plant science research
Voters approve an infrastructure bond package that includes NC State University’s plant sciences research complex.
Growing agriculture; growing North Carolina
Greater profits, higher yields and a brighter future for North Carolina’s young people: These are among the returns that stakeholders see when it comes to NC State University’s Plant Sciences Initiative. A building for the initiative is one aspect of the March 15 statewide Connect NC bond referendum. Find out more in this video.
Block that pollen
Research at North Carolina State University has identified “pollen blockers” in corn that can prevent organic corn from being pollinated by genetically modified (GM) plants. The findings could aid more rapid and efficient production of organic corn with reduced risk of contamination from genetically engineered traits.
Preparing tomorrow’s plant sciences work force
The North Carolina Plant Sciences Initiative at NC State will help prepare a new generation of students for today's and tomorrow's increasingly interdisciplinary agriculture and life sciences workplaces. Find out more in this YouTube video.
Plant Sciences Initiative: Benefiting animal agriculture
The Plant Sciences Initiative at NC State University will be important not just for crop production in North Carolina but also for the animal industries that depend on crops for safe, nutritious, affordable feed. Learn more from this YouTube video.
New day in North Carolina agriculture heralded at joint foundations meeting
The fall joint meeting luncheon of the N.C. Agricultural, Dairy and Tobacco foundations on Nov. 10 was charged with excitement over news of a potentially impactful future for NC State University, the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the state.
Multimillion dollar ag projects key parts of North Carolina bond package
The bond earmarks $85 million for the North Carolina Plant Sciences Initiative, which will lead to the construction of the state-of-the-art plant research center on the N.C. State Centennial Campus in Raleigh. Read more in the Southeast Farm Press.