Agricultural research is foundational in the land-grant university mission – education for everyone, research for scientifically based decisions and extension outreach to help ensure scientifically based agriculture in practiced in America.
Agricultural research has three parts:
- basic, which provides the discoveries for solution to the unknown problems of tomorrow;
- applied, which uses the solutions of past basic research to address the problems of today; and
- directed, which delivers immediate actions to improve our agricultural systems.
We need all three for a healthy agriculture industry and to sustain the environment. At the University of Georgia, we excel at all three, and deliver a $144.4 million boost to Georgia’s economy.