A World with Abundant Food

Imagine...A World with Abundant Food

The College of ACES influences the world’s systems for growing and distributing food in many ways. From innovations in plant and animal production to safe, nutritious, economical meals for consumers, ACES is tackling hunger, the most basic of human needs.

Our scientists, educators, and students reach around the globe to understand and address poverty and food security for populations at risk. They also add value to food here at home through solutions that work. Discoveries made in ACES lead to new traits in the world’s most important food crops and animal species. Innovative strategies protect food supplies from pests, diseases, and other losses.

Scientists are also discovering ways to customize nutritional approaches to meet individual needs. Professors in economic and business disciplines delve deep into the workings of prices, market structures, and public policies. Other faculty investigate how families make decisions about food and how to encourage the development of healthy children.

Knowledge is increased and lessons are learned all over the world by students, partners and clientele of ACES, leading to new solutions for problems like food security and poverty, while creating value for people through food system innovations.

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Highlighted Research

Dr. Dustin Boler
Fresh and processed meat quality
Dr. Dustin Boler

Dr. Dustin Boler determines the effects of farm management practices on meat quality, cutability, and palatability of beef, pork, and poultry. Additionally, he investigates further processed meat quality, especially, issues relating to fat quality and bacon production. His research is involved in understanding the full value of meat animals to include all edible and inedible products to improve the sustainability of the meat industry.


Dr. Sam Wortman

HORT 435, Urban Food Production, helps students gain practical knowledge of the environmental challenges facing urban agriculture and the management practices unique to urban food production. Dr. Samuel Wortman, who teaches the cutting-edge course, hopes that it equips students to critically read and analyze scientific literature.

“We discuss current state and potential for urban