North Carolina is a recognized leader in food-animal production. Agriculture contributes $84 billion to the state’s economy and generates 663,200 jobs. More than 60% of that impact stems directly from food-animal systems — and that’s not counting offshore marine fisheries and plant-based agribusiness that supplies feedstocks.
At North Carolina State University, we’re helping North Carolina become the world leader in food-animal sciences by coordinating new research with existing, proven infrastructure. The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) and the College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) have partnered to lead this interdisciplinary initiative. As our work grows, we’ll enlist the support of our partners at NC State and other land grant universities, government and industry.