Agricultural research is conducted by the N.C. Agricultural Research Service at N.C. State University, while N.C. Cooperative Extension, with centers serving all 100 counties and the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, makes that research available to the agricultural community and others. Together, agricultural research and extension programs spark economic activity and create jobs, making North Carolina agriculture and the state’s rural communities more prosperous.
For more on the return on investment in agricultural research, see the Council for Agricultural Science and Technology’s “Investing in a Better Future through Public Agricultural Research” report.