$7 Million Grant Fuels Sustainability Research | Agricultural Sciences

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$7 Million Grant Fuels Sustainability Research

June 29, 2011


Howard G. Buffett, philanthropist, has funded a $7M grant to fund research on his 2,500 acre farm southwest of Decatur. The team of researchers will conduct experiments in land plots (ranging in size from 8 acres to 40 acres) with a focus on the study of long-term sustainable practices with an eye toward making growers successful, protecting the environment, and feeding the world. Dr. Bryan Young, professor of weed science, is working with researchers in several disciplines including zoology, forestry, plant biology and economics. Read more about this exciting research: