A World with Abundant Food

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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. David Miller
Reproduction physiology
Dr. David Miller
With researchers in his lab and collaborators, Dr. David Miller is studying how male and female gametes meet and form a new embryo. Fundamental discoveries made in his lab are being used to develop new methods to store semen, more accurate laboratory tests of fertility, innovative therapies for infertility, and novel contraceptives. These discoveries can be applied to improve the genetic merit and reproductive efficiency of farm animals, reduce the number of animals in species that are over-populated, and allow infertile animals and humans to produce offspring.

Classes

Professor Phil Cardoso

Animal Sciences 400 covers all aspects of dairy herd management. The course provides an overview of modern milk production practices; application of principles in nutrition, physiology, economics, health and hygiene; and waste management and facility design for efficient dairy herd management systems.

“The objective of this course is to help students develop two skills: critical