Our mission at the National Agricultural Genotyping Center (NAGC) is to translate scientific discoveries into solutions for production agriculture, food safety, functional foods, bioenergy and national security.
At present, there exists a large unmet need for high throughput genotyping services within US agricultural research, food production and safety testing. The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) in partnership with Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) established the center in 2016, to alleviate the inefficiencies, redundancies, bottlenecks and gaps that impede research and commercial development.
We are supported through a public and private partnership of leading research and trade organizations, including LANL and NCGA. LANL provides the technological and informatics expertise to maintain technological advancements and ensure diverse genotyping needs are met. NCGA represents 35,000 dues-paying corn farmers from 47 states and the interests of more than 300,000 growers who contribute through corn checkoff programs.
NAGC is a 501(c)(5) corporation housed on the campus of North Dakota State University in Fargo, ND. The Center’s genotyping services are made available to private and public scientists from breeders to quality control and food safety researchers.