ATTENTION: Due to the COVID-19 Outbreak, this workshop has been postponed until further notice.

Sustainable Animal Agriculture in NC

Defining an Inter-Institutional Research Agenda

UNC IPG Project for Building Team Science in Sustainable Animal Agriculture
Time is TBD
Crowder Woodland Center: Dogwood Rm.,
5611 Jaguar Park Dr, Raleigh, NC 27606, USA

One UNC: Discover together.

A series of three workshops are being held to initiate and grow an interdisciplinary team of UNC-system scientists and educators focused on understanding and supporting the environmental, economic, and social sustainability of animal agriculture in eastern North Carolina.  The first workshop was held previously to define science priorities and build faculty teams around promising research opportunities.  This second workshop will bring together faculty and community stakeholders to refine research needs and identify areas where stakeholder engagement or partnerships should occur.

The workshops are organized around four main themes:

  1. Socioeconomic context for animal agriculture in NC

  2. Operation of animal production and waste management systems

  3. Understanding relationships between agricultural and environmental systems

  4. Opportunities for value-added waste co- or bi-products (e.g., biogas, fertilizer, etc.)


Tentative Workshop Schedule


Intruduction and Recap of previous January Workshop


Recap of two-hour WRRI workshop - Jacob Petersen-Perlman


Work session. Review and revision of project concepts and potential opportunities for integration of partnerships and stakeholders.




Stakeholder panel/discussion


Discussion rounds with stakeholder panel members




Group work - integration of lessons learned by stakeholder panel


Group Presentations


Next steps, conclusion


Location Details:

Please register above to attend the workshop.  Please contact Jacob Petersen-Perlman ( for help or more details.

Thomas G. Crowder Woodland Center

5611 Jaguar Park Dr.

Raleigh, NC 27606

This workshop is supported by the ECU Water Resources Center through funding provided by a UNC Inter-Institutional Planning Grant.