Purdue University has assembled university, government and corporate researchers to provide a transdisciplinary platform to train young scientists for leadership roles in agricultural production, research and education.
The goal is to integrate plant breeding, genetics, genomics, agronomy, biology, bioinformatics, entomology, forestry, horticulture, plant pathology, and business management in coordinated classroom, field and laboratory settings.
Students are learning to effectively understand and improve plants for complex traits and efficiently communicate research results to diverse audiences. Click here to learn more about the Purdue Plant Breeding and Genetics Graduate Program. Click here to learn about one of the only undergraduate programs in the United States.
This project is funded by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture.