SoAR champions food and agricultural research.

Our mission is to increase support for USDA's AFRI program, which funds competitive science for thriving farms and a healthy nation.

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Food is too important to the human race to be a research afterthought. — Dr. William Danforth, SoAR Founder

New Report: “Retaking the Field: Innovation to Profit” explores how federally funded agricultural research strengthens farmers and ranchers’ bottomline by reducing costs and risks, increasing profits, and laying the groundwork for new products and industries. With powerful examples from universities across the country, it describes how research can generate outsized economic benefits that extends for decades. The report is in partnership FedByScience universities and the SoAR Foundation. Sponsors include the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities and the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges. Explore the stories

University of California Davis

Winning with Wheat

University of Florida

Building Blueberry Businesses

Iowa State University

Raising Resilient Pigs