Project GREEEN: Addressing plant agriculture issues for more than 20 years

Project GREEEN, a plant agriculture initiative led by MSU AgBioResearch, MSU Extension and the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, celebrated its 21st anniversary in September 2019.

Project GREEEN, a plant agriculture initiative led by MSU AgBioResearch, MSU Extension and the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, celebrated its 21st anniversary in September 2019.

Project GREEEN (Generating Research and Extension to meet Economic and Environmental Needs), a plant agriculture initiative led by Michigan State University AgBioResearch, MSU Extension and the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, celebrated its 21st anniversary in September 2019. In partnership with industry groups and growers, researchers and outreach specialists combat plant agriculture challenges such as mounting pest and disease pressures.

  • Project GREEEN funded 73 new and continued projects in 2019, totaling more than $2.3 million.
  • In its first 20 years, Project GREEEN received more than $100 million in support from the state of Michigan and turned that into $2.5 billion in estimated economic impact.
  • Every $1 investment in Project GREEEN research yields $31.50 in economic return to Michigan.

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