Purdue University researchers are making exciting discoveries to support Indiana’s communities and agricultural industries through a competitive internal grant program called AgSEED.
AgSEED, short for Agricultural Science and Extension for Economic Development, was established through Crossroads funding from the Indiana Legislature to foster the state’s leadership in plant and animal agriculture and rural growth.
Sixteen projects funded in 2021 focused on:
Building a sustainable and secure food production system.
Using molecular approaches to expand the frontiers of agriculture and life sciences.
Developing a robust bioeconomy to feed and power the world.
Enhancing food and health.
Strengthening ecological and environmental integrity in agricultural landscapes.
Facilitating informed decision making to improve the economic wellbeing of people, their families, and Indiana's communities.
$7.5 MILLION AWARDED
3 PATENTS & 93 PUBLICATIONS
$21.4 MILLION SECURED IN ADDITONAL FUNDS
AgSEED promotes outreach and Extension
AgSEED projects have been presented at several state and national meetings reaching an audience of over 193,000.
168 GRADUATE STUDENTS & POST DOCS FUNDED
194K+ IN MEETING ATTENDANCE
13 HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS & 320 UNDERGRADUATES INVOLVED IN RESEARCH