For more than 20 years, Project GREEEN has been addressing plant agriculture issues in Michigan through innovative research and outreach.

RFPs and Forms Legislative Summary

$2.5 billion

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

2018 Project GREEEN Legislative Summary

The 2018 Project GREEEN Legislative Summary details some of the recent research and extension projects that received funding from 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.


  • Will Wetzel

    Studying the impact of diversity in all forms

    Published on January 1, 2019

    Entomologist Will Wetzel is trying to understand the consequences of environmental variability for plants and insects, as well as how they cope and survive in the face of it.

  • Todd Einhorn

    Producing exceptional tasting, high-quality fruit

    Published on January 1, 2019

    Todd Einhorn strives to cultivate trees that will consistently produce the right balance of flowers, fruit and leaves to produce “exceptional tasting, high-quality fruit.


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