Jacob Jungers

Jacob Jungers
Agronomy & Plant Genetics
College of Food, Agricultural & Natural Resource Sciences
Twin Cities

Award Year
University Award
McKnight Presidential Fellow Award
Research Title
Diversifying crops to improve agricultural sustainability
No Monument Location

Nearly 80% of global farmland is dedicated to growing just five crops. While the incredible productivity of these crops is crucial to feeding the world and supporting global economies, farming practices to cultivate them can negatively impact the natural environment. Dr. Jungers and his research group are helping develop new crops and farming strategies that improve agricultural output, economic viability, and environmental sustainability.