Background: The Grain, Forage and Bioenergy Research Unit (GFBRU) is one of about 300 research units in the Agriculture Research Service (ARS), the principal research agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).
Vision: A vibrant, sustainable agriculture economy that is producing high quality food and bioenergy for the USA.
Mission: Improve the productivity, stability of production, and profitability of wheat, sorghum, forage and biomass energy crops in the Central Great Plains and Midwest.
Strategy: Develop improved plant materials and management practices through basic and applied research in plant genetics, molecular biology, plant pathology, agronomy, and rangeland science. Research is currently focused on genetic improvement of grain quality for human and animal nutrition, forage and biomass quality and production for feed and bioenergy, and disease resistance in wheat and sorghum.
Location: Grain, Forage and Bioenergy Research Unit
USDA-ARS, 137 Keim Hall
University of Nebraska - East Campus
Lincoln, NE 68583-0739