Faculty in the Illinois Plant Breeding Center are nationally and internationally renowned for their research in a broad range of areas related to plant improvement. You can learn not only from your direct mentor, but from other faculty and industry leaders in the Center’s cooperative environment. Twenty-nine professors in the College of Agricultural, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences—from both the Department of Crop Sciences and the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences—participate as faculty for the Illinois Plant Breeding Center. Fourteen of our faculty members are involved directly in plant breeding research. Specializations cover an array of agricultural and horticultural crops.