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NC Ag Biotech Summit set for October 10th

On October 10, the North Carolina Biotech Center based in Research Triangle Park will be hosting the Ag Biotech Summit 2012 Leadership in Ag Biotech: Shaping Future Strategies at the McKimmon Center in Raleigh. Gwyn Riddick, VP of Agricultural Biotechnology for the Center explains there are three distinct groups that will be involved with the summit:

“It’s a convening of our statewide leaders in three categories. Our biggest, oldest industry in NC, is agriculture. Bio technology is our second biggest industry in NC. And then folks that have already merged the two in their activities and thinking, people who are involved in ag biotech itself.”

The summit is planned in a progressive manner according to Reddick:

“As you look through the day, it’s a progressive sequence of topics. We will start out looking at the big picture of ag biotech in the world, and how its affecting all of our lives to meet the challenges of tomorrow. Specifically in things like heath and food production.”

Riddick says that other states will be looking at this summit and other similar gatherings to chart their own path:

“As we continue to build on our largest industries here in NC, we are paving the way for many other states that are the same question of how are we going to grow more food, and looking at agriculture as the critical industry that it is. And also starting to recognize that green plants are really a new form for medical health, nutrition, and therapeutics and diagnostics.”

Riddick says there still time to get involved:

"You can visit our website and under the events tab you will find this bio tech event.”

Or click here to go directly to the event site.

VP of Agricultural Biotechnology for the Center, Gwyn Riddick

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