SoAR Projects 


SoAR developed and organizes FedByScience, a collaborative communications initiative to raise the visibility of the value of public investments in agricultural research.



Retaking the Field

Retaking the Field is a series of collaborative reports from a total of 21 partnering universities and the SoAR Foundation. The reports provide compelling case to policymakers and the public for increased federal agricultural research funding by celebrating the advances and exploring the untapped potential of the agriculture and food sciences. It is part of SoAR’s broader education and advocacy to encourage additional federal support for food and agricultural research.

Science Breakthroughs 2030

SoAR catalyzed the development of a major new agricultural research agenda for the U.S. from the National Academies, entitled “Science Breakthroughs to Advance Food and Agricultural Research by 2030.” Released in July 2018, Science Breakthroughs 2030 identifies innovative, emerging scientific advances for making the U.S. food and agricultural system more efficient, resilient, and sustainable.

Developing Global Priorities for Plant Research

SoAR released a new report entitled Developing Global Priorities for Plant Research on October 16th, 2018. The report presents a concise set of plant-focused research recommendations to inform the decision-making of agricultural research funders. It is the result of a series of interviews and an in-person meeting with twelve leading plant scientists from Europe, China, and the United States.