We're in one of the most diversified agriculture states in the nation.

North Carolina's strong foundation in agriculture paired with the Triangle Region’s technical resources and innovative ecosystem creates a unique environment for the growing AgTech industry.

From global corporations to disruptive startups the Triangle Region welcomes businesses of all sizes to our talented and innovative community. You'll be in good company with 74% of North Carolina’s AgTech workforce employed in the Research Triangle Region.

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AgTech at a Glance

There are 302 AgTech companies in the region.
There are 7,140 people employed in AgTech.
The average annual salary in AgTech is $134,000.
The AgTech industry contributed 1.2 billion dollars to the Gross Regional Product.
The AgTech industry has a 1.85 percent 1-Year Growth Rate.
The AgTech industry has a 17.2 percent 5-Year Growth Rate.

AgTech Companies Located in the Triangle

Research Triangle AgTech Cluster

The Research Triangle AgTech Cluster is an industry-led initiative of business, government, academic and nonprofit leaders focused on accelerating AgTech innovation and North Carolina’s AgTech economy.

Research Triangle AgTech Cluster, fueled by the Research Triangle Regional Partnership

Incubators and Accelerators

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Ag TechInventures

AgTI is an agriculture technology innovation lab that further develops promising intellectual property in AgTech and infotech/precision agriculture. They identify the most promising agricultural technologies from university research labs​ and small scientific focused companies.

BioLabs North Carolina

BioLabs North Carolina is located in a unique biotech co-working facility in downtown Durham. Their aim is to attract the most ambitious startup companies in life sciences. This premium open lab space and office space favors collaboration. The lab is equipped with top-of-the-line research equipment, with additional services to help resident companies reach their milestones faster.

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Centennial Campus

Centennial Campus is NC State University’s research campus, home to 75 corporate, government and nonprofit partners. It’s a place where NC State students and faculty live, work and learn alongside leaders in industry. It’s a proving ground for new ideas and new businesses. And it’s a launching pad for the university’s mission: creating prosperity across our state and nation.

First Flight Venture Center Inc.

A high-science, high-impact incubator located in the heart of Research Triangle Park. Established in 1991 to serve the initial needs of entrepreneurs and early-stage science companies. FFVC offers 25,000 square feet of leasable office and laboratory space for up to 40 emerging high-science, high-impact companies.

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AgTech Industry News

Triangle animal health startup raises $7.1M, attracts 18 investors

December 16, 2020
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK – Animal health startup Resilient Biotics’ five-year progress is drawing big interest from investors. Some 18 of them have put more than $7.1 million into the company, which has offices and a lab in RTP. According to a securities filing signed by CEO and founder Christopher Belnap, the company doesn’t see the […]

Harpe Bioherbicide plants equity round for innovative weed-killer

November 27, 2020
RALEIGH – Harpe Bioherbicide SolAuitons Inc., which is developing safe and natural weed-killers, has raised $770,000 in equity, according to a filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Sixteen investors participated in the raise. William Buckner is named as executive and director. Other executives and directors listed on the filing include: Adan Connoly, Chad Brommer, […]

SAS, Microsoft, NCSU team up for safe food effort using Internet of Things technology

October 27, 2020
CARY – North Carolina State University is teaming up Microsoft and SAS in a technology effort to help improve food security. The partnership announced Tuesday will include cloud capabilities and internet of things from Microsoft known as FarmBeats and analysis of data by SAS to assess data gathered by NCSU researchers and students. Data will be […]