Project GREEEN: 25 Years of Strengthening Michigan Plant Agriculture

In the late 1990s, Michigan’s plant agriculture faced serious challenges, with pests and diseases threatening growers. To address this, a partnership called Project GREEEN (Generating Research and Extension to meet Economic and Environmental Needs) was established, bringing together leaders from Michigan State University, the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, and plant commodity groups. This initiative, supported by the Michigan Legislature in 1997, has played a crucial role in advancing Michigan’s diverse agriculture by addressing emerging issues and building trust among stakeholders. To delve into the story of Project GREEEN and its impact, read more here.