WiSys and partners receive $1M grant for sustainable agriculture 

The UW System and other partners led by WiSys are receiving a $1 million federal grant to plan a regional sustainable agriculture effort, according to WisBusiness. The funding comes from the National Science Foundation’s Regional Innovation Engines program. 

The WiSys-led partnership includes participation from all 13 UW System institutions, the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, and the Wisconsin Technology Council. It has the potential to receive a secondary award of up to $160 million over 10 years for plan implementation. 

Efforts to increase sustainable agriculture include translating practical research through partnership between businesses and universities, boosting support for entrepreneurs and sustainability technologies, and developing relevant policy recommendations, among others.