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What We Do

  • Improve agricultural production and the economic security of rural communities
  • Ensure the American food supply is safe and nutritious
  • Advance economic development and job creation
  • Protect the environment by reducing agricultural inputs and wastes
  • Promote interest in STEM in Central Illinois and beyond


The National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research is located in Peoria, IL and is part of the Midwest Area.
The Center Director is Todd Ward.
Phone: (309)681-6541
Office of Center Director, NCAUR
1815 N. University Street
Peoria, IL 61604