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Research Areas

Scientists in the College of Agricultural Sciences are seeking solutions to the agricultural and ecological problems of our time by conducting basic and applied research focusing on five cross-cutting thematic areas.

Transforming thinking and practice in agricultural and food systems through research focused on productivity, sustainability, and adaptability.

Discovering novel approaches using genetic systems and biological materials to create value-added commercial and consumer products in a sustainable, profitable manner.

Helping communities improve their economic resilience, create sustainable infrastructures, and promote their local economy through value-added opportunities and new business development.

Providing innovative research to enhance and protect managed and natural ecosystems, ecosystem services and human well-being.

Advancing global solutions to challenges in agriculture, health and sustainability that impact the future of an interconnected world.

Improving the health of humans, animals, and communities through research into preventative, corrective, diagnostic, and predictive solutions to the challenges presented by lifestyle, diseases, pests, and toxins.