The Agricultural Science and Extension for Economic Development program, or AgSEED, is the Purdue University College of Agriculture’s internal competitive
grants system focused on advancing Indiana’s leadership in plant and animal agriculture and rural development.
The grants are funded with money awarded to Purdue Agriculture by the Indiana Legislature in the Crossroads program. Crossroads is part of
Indiana’s commitment to furthering agriculture and rural development.
“The research and education being supported by these funds will help Indiana better position itself not only for economic growth and jobs in our food and
agricultural industries, but for a world that will demand adequate nutrition and energy for 9 billion people by 2050,” says Jay Akridge, Glenn W. Sample
Dean of Purdue Agriculture.
Faculty and staff in the colleges of Agriculture, Health and Human Sciences, and Veterinary Medicine are eligible to apply for grants to fund basic
research or applied research/Extension.
The awards are intended to serve as seed money to help researchers lay firm research foundations that can be built upon.