The Centers of Excellence (COE) are where the theme “19-strong” takes shape. It is the COE concept that harnesses the cumulative disciplinary strengths of the 19-member universities while enhancing the competitive strengths that each member contributes to the 1890 Universities System.
The COE design was also a provision within the 2019 Farm Bill. It was established as an on ramp for the 1890 universities - under the leadership of the Foundation - to be strategic and intentional in the implementation of the Centers of Excellence.
The Six Centers
Through a very deliberative process the member universities identified six Centers of Excellence …
Student Success & Workforce Development
Health Wellness & Quality of Life
Farming System Rural Prosperity & Economic Sustainability
Global Food Security & Defense
Natural Resources, Energy & Environment