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Our mission statement: The North Carolina Natural Products Association (NCNPA) was formed as a 501c(3) non-profit organization dedicated to conserving, cultivating, sustainably harvesting, and processing North Carolina grown medicinal plants. NCNPA's mission is to establish North Carolina as a key global supplier of premium-quality raw materials and plant-based value added products such as natural medicines, organic products, functional foods, and personal care products. Purpose: Educate individuals, agencies, and organizations about the North Carolina's natural products industry. Promote North Carolina grown and manufactured natural products. Bring together farmers and the natural products industry to explore growing and marketing opportunities. Encourage conservation and stewardship of North Carolina's botanical resources. Promote North Carolina as one of the leading producers of safe, natural therapeutic products and services. Monitor and disseminate information on regulatory measures pertaining to the natural products industry. Sponsor conferences and regional workshops. Encourage safe, effective, and high quality natural products manufacturing standards. Alert supporters to emerging opportunities in the natural products industry.