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  • Joy Parr Drach shares why North Carolina is the complete ecosystem for agricultural biotechnology in this interview following the launch of the state's new ag biotech economic development platform, AgBio[sphere].

  • Ag Commissioner Steve Troxler shares the importance of advancing North Carolina's deep rooted agricultural industry through continued focus on innovation and technology.

  • Dean Linton shares why North Carolina's agricultural assets, including NCSU's College of Agriculture & Life Sciences, help make North Carolina the complete ecosystem for agricultural biotechnology.

  • On Wednesday, November 5, 2014, the North Carolina Biotechnology Center, the North Carolina Department of Commerce and the North Carolina Department of Agriculture launched North Carolina’s new agricultural biotechnology economic development platform - the AgBio[sphere].

  • North Carolina is the AgBio[sphere] - the complete ecosystem for agricultural biotechnology. In this video, industry leaders in our state welcome you home. Welcome to the AgBio[sphere]!


Ag Biotech Analysis, Facts and Reports

Ag Biotech Growth Report (Jan. 2016)

Stats on the ag biotech sector in North Carolina.

NC Economic Outlook 2015: Agriculture and Agribusiness

NC State economist Mike Walden looks at what North Carolina can expect in 2016.

Battelle Report “2014 Evidence and Opportunity: Impacts of Life Sciences in NC”

Battelle quantifies the life science industry and its impact on North Carolina.

AgBio[sphere] Ecosystem


Agricultural biotechnology companies

Discover more than 80 agricultural biotechnology companies, including international giants BASF, Bayer CropScience, Dupont Pioneer, Monsanto, Novozymes, and Syngenta—all operating across the state of North Carolina, employing more than 8,000 North Carolinians.

Agricultural Bioscience Company and Entrepreneurial Profile System (AgBIOCEPS)

Database of entrepreneurial ag biotech companies in North Carolina seeking investment and partnerships, showcasing their technologies in animals, crops, forestry and marine sectors.