Research
Departments

Agricultural Economics & Agribusiness

Our research in farm management, finance, and policy; natural resources; agri-marketing; international trade; economic development; food safety; and human nutrition informs government policy and/or consumer choices, improves market functions, and creates gains in economic efficiency.

Agricultural Education, Communications, & Technology

Our research focuses on how people learn, apply, and create new information in agricultural sciences and technologies, as well as imparting knowledge and skills to promote effective communication and leadership practices.

Animal Science

Our research focuses on meat science, muscle biology, reproductive physiology, genetics, parasitology, microbiome, forage utilization, nutrition, and health of beef cattle, dairy cattle, swine, sheep, and companion animals.

Biological & Agricultural Engineering

We are engaged in designing engineering solutions for sustainable water, food, and energy systems that contribute to improving our quality of life, security, economic development, and environmental stewardship.

Crop, Soil, and Environmental Sciences

Our innovative research in the areas of plant breeding and genetics, weed science, crop physiology, soil fertility, and environmental science focuses on improving crop production while protecting our natural resources of soil and water.

Entomology & Plant Pathology

We study insects and microbes to better understand interactions between organisms and to improve agricultural production systems. Core areas of research are plant-pest interactions, applied pest control, genetics of arthropods and microbes, and pest populations.

Food Science

Our research in nutritional science, food microbiology and safety, sensory and consumer science, food chemistry and biochemistry, and food processing and engineering benefits the food industry through innovation to ensure access to a safe and nutritious food supply.

Horticulture

Our research is diverse, encompassing investigations of sustainable horticulture; fruit and vegetable breeding, genetics, and production; landscape management; nursery production and management; consumer horticulture; and turfgrass science.

Poultry Science

We assist the poultry industry and their communities through research on poultry production, nutrition, virology, diseases, immunology, genetics, parasitology, microbiology and food safety, reproductive physiology, neurobiology / physiology, and enhancement of breeder / broiler flocks.

School of Human Environmental Sciences

Our research focuses on children, families, and their communities, especially rural ones, through studying language and literacy in developmental outcomes in children; risk taking behaviors among adolescents and young adults; family and community development; and aging.

Agricultural Economics & Agribusiness

Our research in farm management, finance, and policy; natural resources; agri-marketing; international trade; economic development; food safety; and human nutrition informs government policy and/or consumer choices, improves market functions, and creates gains in economic efficiency.

Agricultural Education, Communications, & Technology

Our research focuses on how people learn, apply, and create new information in agricultural sciences and technologies, as well as imparting knowledge and skills to promote effective communication and leadership practices.

Animal Science

Our research focuses on meat science, muscle biology, reproductive physiology, genetics, parasitology, microbiome, forage utilization, nutrition, and health of beef cattle, dairy cattle, swine, sheep, and companion animals.

Biological & Agricultural Engineering

We are engaged in designing engineering solutions for sustainable water, food, and energy systems that contribute to improving our quality of life, security, economic development, and environmental stewardship.

Crop, Soil, and Environmental Sciences

Our innovative research in the areas of plant breeding and genetics, weed science, crop physiology, soil fertility, and environmental science focuses on improving crop production while protecting our natural resources of soil and water.

Entomology & Plant Pathology

We study insects and microbes to better understand interactions between organisms and to improve agricultural production systems. Core areas of research are plant-pest interactions, applied pest control, genetics of arthropods and microbes, and pest populations.

Food Science

Our research in nutritional science, food microbiology and safety, sensory and consumer science, food chemistry and biochemistry, and food processing and engineering benefits the food industry through innovation to ensure access to a safe and nutritious food supply.

Horticulture

Our research is diverse, encompassing investigations of sustainable horticulture; fruit and vegetable breeding, genetics, and production; landscape management; nursery production and management; consumer horticulture; and turfgrass science.

Poultry Science

We assist the poultry industry and their communities through research on poultry production, nutrition, virology, diseases, immunology, genetics, parasitology, microbiology and food safety, reproductive physiology, neurobiology / physiology, and enhancement of breeder / broiler flocks.

School of Human Environmental Sciences

Our research focuses on children, families, and their communities, especially rural ones, through studying language and literacy in developmental outcomes in children; risk taking behaviors among adolescents and young adults; family and community development; and aging.