Agricultural Research Programs (ARP) facilitates innovative science by providing administrative support to departments and faculty in the College of Agriculture, College of Consumer and Family Sciences, and School of Veterinary Medicine. ARP works closely with Purdue Extension and the Indiana State Department of Agriculture to transfer the research-based knowledge generated by Purdue faculty and staff to citizens across Indiana and around the world.
Our signature areas include Agricultural Competitiveness, the Bioeconomy, the human Ecological Footprint, and Nutrition and Health of both humans and animals. Our faculty are involved in cutting-edge discovery and use-inspired research, addressing the fundamentals of nature and the grand challenges of society. Our scientific endeavors are supported by a portfolio of gifts, grants, and contracts from state and federal agencies, community and industry stakeholders, and associated commodity groups.
Encourage development of interdisciplinary research programs
Help faculty and research staff identify and compete for funding opportunities
Ensure availability of necessary infrastructure
Link Indiana to the nationwide land-grant university system
Partner with the USDA Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service (CSREES) to ensure that research on high-priority topics is conducted and results shared effectively and efficiently
Participate in multistate research programs with other State Agricultural Experiment Stations
Serve as a liaison with Indiana commodity groups
Across Indiana and throughout the world, Purdue’s Agricultural Research Programs supports, promotes, and encourages science-based agricultural sustainability wherever our faculty are engaged.