Plant Sciences Initiative

The Golden LEAF Board of Directors awarded a total of $48.5 million to support the Plant Sciences Initiative, which will create opportunities to grow the state’s thriving agricultural industry into a global leader – by developing new products, conducting research, and educating our next generations of agriculture industry employees for the jobs of the future. This public-private initiative had a total of 44 statewide commodity groups raise $6 million for the Plant Sciences Initiative. Other partners include the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. The Plant Sciences Initiative already has more than 100 industry sponsored research projects.

Learn more about the Plant Sciences Initiative:

April 12, 2022 – N.C. State Plant Sciences Initiative held a building dedication ceremony

March 7, 2022 – Golden LEAF tours Plant Sciences Building

September 6, 2019 – Golden LEAF helps North Carolina State University break ground on Plant Sciences Initiative Building

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