The Institute will bring together a vibrant community of scientists, engineers, and students dedicated to developing groundbreaking solutions to critical challenges in food, agriculture, conservation, and sustainability. We will collaborate with industry partners to address issues impacting the future of sustainableplant in soil agriculture and propel the city and the region into the forefront of agricultural innovation. We will attract and train a diverse and talented student body to become the next generation of leaders in science and engineering. Through this work, we will strengthen the competitiveness of the region as a destination for businesses and grow opportunities for high-paying jobs in Memphis and the Mid-South.


The mission of the Institute is to advance scientific discovery and workforce development to support thriving agricultural ecosystems that ensure food security, environmental stewardship, and economic vitality across Memphis and the Mid-South.