Skip to main content


The future poses stark challenges for food, agriculture, energy and the environment. At the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, we transform those challenges into opportunities that benefit everyone.


Create sustainable social and economic prosperity and well-being for the state, nation and world through agriculture and life science discovery, learning and engagement.


The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at NC State leads partnership-driven discovery, learning and engagement. We prepare students, create and apply unbiased knowledge through advances in science and technology and drive economic development to improve the quality of life in North Carolina, our nation and the world. Our people fulfill the land-grant mission by embracing an interdisciplinary approach to achieve new scientific breakthroughs that translate into commercializable discoveries and meet grand challenges involving food, farming, fiber, feed, families, health, energy, water and the environment.

Core Values