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he PIE Center conducts and disseminates relevant and objective interdisciplinary research and educational programs to promote a more informed and engaged public. PIE Center faculty, staff and students identify current and emerging agricultural and natural resources issues and gather public input to forecast possible solutions. By improving the connections among the industry, consumers and constituent, people will be motivated to engage these challenging issues together.

Extension & education programs

Through research, education and extension, land-grant universities aim to educate all people — not just students. Extension services are available to residents throughout each state. PIE Center research helps develop and evaluate programs to be the most effective. Click on the project names below to read short summaries, download final reports, useful graphics and more.

Resilience & preparedness

Resilient communities contain informed and empowered residents capable of preparing, preventing, recovering and adapting to natural or man-made disasters. PIE Center researchers immerse themselves in communities to identify and fill gaps in these areas. Click on the project names below to read short summaries, download final reports, useful graphics and more.