Faculty, Industry and Supporters

Efforts to address grand challenges in agriculture necessitate interdisciplinary and trans-disciplinary approaches to problem solving. The formation of the Global Partnership in Plant Breeding and Genetics brings together university and industry faculty and scientists from diverse disciplines to create a training platform to develop young scientists who assume leadership roles in agricultural research and education.​​​​​​​​

Faculty Research Team  


Industry Advisory Council​

  • Katherine Armstrong, Dow AgroSciences
  • Ronald Bell, AgReliant Genetics
  • Kevin Cavanaugh, Becks Hybrids
  • Maria Faricelli, DuPont Pioneer
  • Michael Harvey, United Stated Department of Agriculture
  • Jay Hulbert, Ag Alumni Seed
  • Tom Koch, AgReliant Genetics
  • Ryan Lee, Dow AgroSciences
  • Jim Uphaus, DuPont Pioneer 


  • The Agriculture and Food Research Initative from the USDA National Food Institute of Food and Agriculture.
  • Ag Alumni Seed
  • AgReliant Genetics
  • ConAgra Foods
  • Dow AgroSciences
  • ​Hardwood Tree Improvement and Regeneration Center, Charles Michler
  • ​Indiana Crop Improvement Association
  • KWS Cereals USA LLC
  • Pioneer Hi-Bred International, a DuPont Company