The mission of the Agriculture Research Stations is to manage crop and livestock facilities that serve as a platform for agriculture research to make farming more efficient, productive and profitable, while maintaining a sound environment and providing consumers with safe and affordable products

I strongly support keeping all the Agricultural Research Stations open. They are important to the economy of North Carolina. They provide cutting edge science that is needed to move agriculture into the next century.  The Research Stations are strategically place throughout the state to take advantage of the diverse commodities, climate, soils, and topography in North Carolina.  Keeping agriculture profitable ultimately results in lower food costs for all consumers.