Below are links to important websites, from colleges and universities, government departments, farmers, research institutions, and other entities involved with Perennial Grains research and development.
Michigan State University Kellogg Biological Station
Kellogg Biological Station (KBS) is a Michigan State University research field station with a focus on fundamental and applied research in ecology and agriculture. KBS is home to a National Science Foundation Long Term Ecological Research Site, as well as a Department of Energy Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center Field Experiment site. KBS supports undergraduate and graduate education, and K-12 outreach.
Supporting agriculture, Michigan’s second-largest industry, is key to a brighter future. MSU Extension works to increase farmers’ success while protecting the environment, ensuring food safety, reaching new markets and advancing agriculture through applied research.
Charles Sturt University
In one form or another, Charles Sturt University has been delivering education and research in inland Australia for more than 100 years. From the establishment of the Wagga Wagga and Bathurst Experimental Farms in 1895, Charles Sturt University has grown to become one of the largest Universities in the country generating more than $500 million and 5000 jobs for our rural and regional communities each year.
Iowa State University STRIPs Project
Strategically integrating small amounts of perennial vegetation (in our case, reconstructed prairie) within row-cropped watersheds offers the opportunity to enhance the health and diversity of Midwestern agricultural landscapes. This project will explore this hypothesis through an integrated watershed-scale approach that uses field experimentation, spatial models, and tradeoff assessments to quantify changes in ecological functioning and economic outputs resulting from different configurations of perennial and annual plants. Integral to the project is the effective communication of project results in order to catalyze positive change on the landscape.
North Carolina State University
With more than 34,000 students and nearly 8,000 faculty and staff, North Carolina State University is a comprehensive university known for its leadership in education and research, and globally recognized for its science, technology, engineering, and mathematics leadership. NC State students, faculty, and staff are focused. As one of the leading land-grant institutions in the nation, NC State is committed to playing an active and vital role in improving the quality of life for the citizens of North Carolina, the nation, and the world.
Penn State University
Penn State is a multicampus public research university that educates students from Pennsylvania, the nation and the world, and improves the well being and health of individuals and communities through integrated programs of teaching, research, and service. As Pennsylvania’s land-grant university, we provide unparalleled access and public service to support the citizens of the Commonwealth. We engage in collaborative activities with industrial, educational, and agricultural partners here and abroad to generate, disseminate, integrate, and apply knowledge that is valuable to society
It is the mission of Prescott College to educate students of diverse ages and backgrounds to understand, thrive in, and enhance our world community and environment. We regard learning as a continuing process and strive to provide an education that will enable students to live productive lives while achieving a balance between self-fulfillment and service to others. Students are encouraged to think critically and act ethically with sensitivity to both the human community and the biosphere. Our philosophy stresses experiential learning and self-direction within an interdisciplinary curriculum.
Purdue University is a major research institution known for discoveries in science, technology, engineering, math and beyond. Founded in 1869 in West Lafayette, Indiana, the University proudly serves its state as well as the nation and the world. More than 39,000 students from all 50 states and 130 countries, along with some 850 student organizations and Big Ten Boilermaker athletics, make for a lively environment. As a major research university, Purdue has high-ranking programs in disciplines from pharmacy to business to engineering to agriculture.
Texas A&M University
Opened in 1876 as Texas’ first public institution of higher learning, Texas A&M University is a research-intensive flagship university with close to 50,000 students — including 9,500 graduate students — studying in more than 120 undergraduate and 240 graduate degree programs in ten colleges. Students can join any of 800 student organizations and countless activities ranging from athletics and recreation to professional and community service events.
University of Illinois
We serve the state, the nation, and the world by creating knowledge, preparing students for lives of impact, and addressing critical societal needs through the transfer and application of knowledge.
University of Louisville
The University of Louisville is a state-supported research university located in Kentucky’s largest metropolitan area. It was a municipally supported public institution for many decades prior to joining the university system in 1970. The University has three campuses: the 287-acre Belknap Campus located three miles from downtown Louisville, housing 7 of the University’s 11 colleges and schools, the Health Sciences Center situated in downtown Louisville’s medical complex, housing the University’s health related programs and the University of Louisville Hospital, and the 243-acre Shelby Campus, located in eastern Jefferson County.
University of Manitoba
The University of Manitoba is the province’s largest university, with over twenty faculties to explore. The U of M offers more academic programs, support for students, campus services, scholarships and bursaries than any other post secondary institution in the province. And that means more opportunities to turn a great education into an amazing career.
University of Minnesota
With a flagship campus in the heart of the Twin Cities, and four coordinate campuses across Minnesota, the U offers just the right learning environment for every student. One of the nation’s largest schools, the U offers baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral degrees in virtually every field—from medicine to business, law to liberal arts, and science and engineering to architecture.
Washington State University
WSU has been on the forefront of perennial wheat research, and has made substantial progress in the area. Current efforts include greenhouse work to prolong the time available for growing and testing wheat varieties. Research by WSU faculty has been featured in the New York Times.
The Land Institute
The Land Institute has dedicated time and effort to the development of perennial wheat crops, in attempts to improve the food security of the world by producing more efficient crops. Our website includes numerous articles that have been published in scientific and technical journals.
Nepal Agricultural Research Council
The Nepal Agricultural Research Council (NARC) was established in 1991 as an autonomous organization under the 1991 Nepal Agricultural Research Council Act to conduct agricultural research in the country and uplift the economic level of the people.
Wagga Wagga Agricultural Institute
WWAI is the Industry & Investment NSW Centre of Excellence for Southern Farming Systems and Viticulture. WWAI conducts major programs in Farming Practices & Agronomy, Crop Germplasm Development & Variety Evaluation, Crop Protection, Pastures, Beef Production Animal Nutrition, Weed Science, Entomology, Vine Management, Natural Resource Management, Biometrics & Informatics, Agricultural Economics, Cereal Science, and Oil Science.
Spending less than one-half of 1 percent of the federal budget, USAID works in over 100 countries to: promote broadly shared economic prosperity; strengthen democracy and good governance; improve global health, food security, environmental sustainability and education; help societies prevent and recover from conflicts; and provide humanitarian assistance in the wake of natural and man-made disasters.
USDA Agricultural Research Service
The USDA provides leadership on food, agriculture, natural resources, and related issues based on sound public policy, the best available science, and efficient management. USDA wants to be recognized as a dynamic organization that is able to efficiently provide the integrated program delivery needed to lead a rapidly evolving food and agriculture system.
The Hulke Lab