Our Farms, Our Future Conference: Crafting a Vision for Sustainable Agriculture

Modern agriculture faces daunting challenges that affect us all—meeting growing demand for food, fuel and fiber while improving the quality of rural life and conserving vital natural resources. Now more than ever it’s important to find sustainable solutions to these challenges. You can participate by joining us at Our Farms, Our Future: The Next 30 Years of Sustainable Agriculture, a once-in-a-decade conference for those interested in the future of our food system. Continue reading

Assistant Director of NCARS & Director of UFL & NCSU Research Stations

This position is expected to provide leadership to upgrade and modernize NCSU Research Stations and Field Laboratories. This position will work directly with the six NCSU research stations, developing proposals and budgets, research plans, and budget justifications. In addition to the responsibilities related to research stations, this position has direct supervisory responsibility for university field laboratories. As such, this position will ensure that both research stations and field laboratories operate effectively and in parallel. This position will advise the NCARS Director and the NCARS team on the best use of research stations and field laboratories to achieve the research mission of NCARS. The individual will provide reports, data and statistics regarding research stations and field laboratories upon request. As part of the NCARS team, this position will interact with commodity or agribusiness group meetings and support the activities of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS). As Assistant Director of the North Carolina Agricultural Research Service, this position will partner with the Director of the Research Station Division (a position funded by both NCDA&CS and NCSU) to facilitate the success of agricultural research and outreach programs on all research stations in North Carolina. In North Carolina, both NCSU research stations and NCDA&CS research stations operate cooperatively within the Research Stations Division (a Division with NCDA&CS). Continue reading

Biologist/Computer Scientist (Bioinformatician)

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), Plant Protection and Quarantine (PPQ), Science and Technology’s (S&T) Core Functional Area, Beltsville laboratory is a world reference for regulatory plant pathogen diagnostic development, validation, and deployment for the detection of many complex diseases and pathogens that threaten agriculture and native plants.  Additionally, it provides hands-on training as a mechanism of technology transfer to scientists within PPQ programs, the USDA, National Institute of Food and Agriculture’s (NIFA) National Plant Diagnostic Network, and other state and Federal diagnostic laboratories. Continue reading