estimated economic impact of Project GREEEN in its first 20 years
return for every $1 invested in Project GREEEN research and outreach
average number of jobs supported each year by Project GREEEN
Project GREEEN produces industry-driven research and outreach that works to enhance plant agriculture through:
- Developing research and educational programs in response to industry needs.
- Ensuring and improving food safety.
- Protecting and preserving the quality of the environment.
Project GREEEN, Michigan’s plant agriculture initiative housed at Michigan State University, is a cooperative effort by plant-based commodity groups and businesses in cooperation with Michigan State University AgBioResearch, Michigan State University Extension and the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development to advance Michigan’s economy through plant-based agriculture.
Published on February 3, 2020
Gary McDowell, director of the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, believes collaborations with Michigan State University are key for the future of agriculture in the state.