Mission Statement


Our Mission

To generate new knowledge and understanding about the biology of plants and plant pathogens, and to understand the role(s) soils, water, and the environment play in the promotion of a sustainable and economically sound agricultural system and ecosystem. To complete our mission, we utilize an integrated approach of research, teaching, extension, and outreach. Diversity, Equity and Inclusion are important, interdependent components of everyday life and are critical to our pursuit of academic excellence.

Our aim is to foster a culture where every member of PSM feels valued, supported and inspired to achieve individual and common goals. This includes providing opportunity and access for all people across differences of race, age, color, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, migratory status, disability/abilities, political affiliation, veteran status and socioeconomic background.


Our Vision

To use science to promote an equitable, economically and environmentally sound, sustainable agricultural system and ecosystem in Michigan, the nation, and the world.