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. Carl Parsons
Poultry nutrition
Dr. Carl Parsons
Dr. Carl Parsons is developing high quality feeds to enhance the growth and health of humans and animals. Although his primary focus is on poultry nutrition, he also studies nutrition of humans, ruminants, companion animals, fish, and zoo animals with an emphasis on feed ingredient and foodstuffs evaluation.


Professor Santiago Mideros

Under the instruction of professor Santiago Mideros, this course combines lecture and laboratory practices to provide students with an overview of field crop diseases, life histories of causal organisms, and methods to control common crop diseases.

Students learn how to manage and recognize traits of crop diseases caused by bacteria, fungi, oomycetes, viruses, and nematodes. They also