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News and Updates

The agInnovation MRF (Multistate Research Fund) Impacts toolkit for February 2024 is available here: Please feel free to share this toolkit and use our materials and the sample posts as you see fit.

agInnovation 2024 award calls are now posted! 

  • Excellence in Leadership, due to NCRA Office 3/1/2024

  • Excellence in Multistate Research Awards, due to NCRA Office 2/28/2024

  • Agricultural Research Innovation Award of Excellence, Due to NCRA Office 3/1/2024

  • National agInnovation Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Awards, due to DCC via Rick Rhodes ( by 6/30/2024

The agInnovation/ESS rebranding informational webinar from 9/8 is available now at

We now have a LinkedIn page! Please check it out and follow us at

Strong work, NCERA137, Soybean Diseases! Congrats on being the 2023 winner of the national Experiment Station Section Excellence in Multistate Research Award!

Not sure how we all fit and work together? Be sure to check out the updated Association for Public and Land-grant Universities' (APLU) Commission on Food, Environment, and Renewable Resources organizational chart.

The national Experiment Station Section (ESS), of which the NCRA is one of five member associations, is now agInnovation! Read more about our brand and national impacts at We do science that feeds the world! #agInnovation

Congrats to Dr. Jeff Jacobsen, retired NCRA Executive Director, on being selected for the NC Excellence in Leadership Award!

NCRA business meeting minutes from our 2023 meetings are available at

ESCOP (now agInnovation) Science Roadmap briefs are available for viewing and printing. Visit

Science Breakthroughs to Advance Food and Agricultural Research by 2030 report released:


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