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Illinois Council on Food and Agricultural Research (C-FAR)

The Illinois Council on Food and Agricultural Research (C-FAR) is a statewide coalition organized to support relevant, high-quality research and outreach programs for Illinois’ food, agricultural, and related sectors. This unprecedented partnership among the State of Illinois, researchers, consumers, producers, and other professionals works to ensure the advancement and success of these important Illinois industries and related systems. C-FAR members play a key role in determining the direction of C-FAR-funded research with the goal of maximizing benefits from the State of Illinois investment.

C-FAR-funded research is focused around the following general research areas: expanding agricultural markets, rural economic development, agricultural production systems, human nutrition and food safety, and natural resources. Researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, Illinois State University, Western Illinois University, and other Illinois research entities collaborate via C-FAR to address our state’s highest research priorities. A broad range of research initiatives are currently underway in such areas as crop and animal production technologies, value-added opportunities for producers, health benefits of foods, crop and animal disease prevention, sustainable agriculture, Web-based information tools, watershed modeling, and more. C-FAR is pleased to have provided support to a selection of research projects being showcased at Agronomy Day 2004.

For more information on C-FAR and its research programs, please contact:

1101 W. Peabody Drive
Urbana, IL 61801
217.244.4232 or 800.232.7991

C-FAR Contact Person:
LeAnn Ormsby,
Communications Director
Phone: 244-4232
E-mail: lormsby@illinois.edu

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