About Us

Purdue University College of Agriculture is known around the world for developing innovative, multidisciplinary solutions to challenges and then putting those solutions into action.

These strategic themes guide our efforts:

  • Building a sustainable and secure food production system
  • Utilizing 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 and urban landscapes
  • Facilitating informed decision making to improve economic and social well-being
Purdue Agriculture leads globally in the science and business of agriculture and in food, life and natural resources. Our people and programs are changing the world through excellence in serving the land-grant missions of learning, discovery and engagement. We are dedicated to building and sustaining a community of productive and collaborative scholars. These world leaders in their respective disciplines push scientific boundaries, address society’s most pressing challenges and seize its most promising opportunities through high-impact research. Our research community develops thriving strategic partnerships across Purdue and with other universities, industry, and governmental and nongovernmental agencies.

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Multidisciplinary Research

Purdue Agriculture provides many opportunities and resources for scholars and students from diverse disciplines to solve the greatest challenges in agriculture.

Institute for Plant Sciences

Cutting-edge science fuels Purdue’s innovative approaches to the growing demand for food, fuel and fiber. The institute has strengthened the University’s plant research programs and our ability to deploy discoveries for global impact. Here’s what’s new:

  • State-of-the-art facilities for plant phenomics research in both highly controlled and field-based environments
  • IoT test bed for digital agriculture
  • Funding for plant science startups and support mechanisms to move innovations to commercialization.
  • We turn data into decisions and train others in Indiana and around the world to do so

Whistler Center for Carbohydrate Research

Scientists from agronomy, food science, agricultural and biological engineering, and nutrition sciences have established this center’s worldwide reputation for developing intelligent products related to carbohydrate use and manufacturing.

Purdue Ag Centers

Researchers conduct applied field crop and animal research, and demonstrate cutting-edge production practices and agricultural technology, on eight Purdue Agricultural Centers (PACs) across Indiana. The PACs’ varied soil types and microclimates make them ideal for site-specific research. Researchers representing every department in the College of Agriculture conduct a wide range of research on such topics as soil fertility; controlled drainage and drainage water analysis; wildlife management; weed and insect management; and organic and high-tunnel vegetable production.

Discovery Park

The centers enable us to connect different disciplines across the university to develop integrated solutions to complex problems.

Genomics and Bioinformatics Cores

The Cores facilitate, amplify and accelerate biological research and discovery. DNA sequencing and the application of bioinformatics are key to delivering high-quality analysis.

Graduate Education

The College of Agriculture is the training ground for future scientists, Extension specialists and teachers. Under faculty mentorship, graduate students build their knowledge and shape their futures. We develop graduate students who are destined to make a difference in the world.​​​​​

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