Annual report on agricultural research stations available online

by | Jan 19, 2011

North Carolina has a nationally recognized agricultural research system that has worked to improve crop productivity and farming techniques. The partnership between NCDA&CS, N.C. State University and N.C. A&T State University continues to benefit agriculture in our state, as evidenced in the 2010 Research Stations Annual Report, which is now available at

The annual report highlights progress made toward goals included in the 2009 Strategic Plan for North Carolina Agricultural Research Stations.

Among the highlights from 2010:

  • More than 100 research scientists worked with technical staff on over 600 projects and provided training for 126 graduate students.
  • Outreach efforts on research stations included 296 events with 14,095 participants, an increase in attendance of 30% over 2009.
  • Partnerships with commodity-related groups continued to promote and support agricultural research with more than $4 million in funding to research conducted by N.C. State University scientists working on research stations.
  • Of the $66 million in sponsored research in agriculture-based departments at the NCSU College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, about $40 million has immediate or future impacts on the projects on research stations or field laboratories.