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Modern Agricultural Science in Transition: A Survey of US Land Grant Agricultural and Life Scientists
Research Reports No. 14, October 2005
by Jessica Goldberger, Jeremy Foltz, Bradford Barham, and Timo Goeschl

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This summary report offers an updated ‘snapshot’ of the land-grant agricultural research system. Specific areas covered include the demographic and academic appointment characteristics of land-grant scientists, the allocation of scientists’ time across various activities, research funding sources, criteria for research problem choice, university-industry linkages, research outputs, patenting activity, research collaboration, university reward systems, and scientists’ opinions about important issues facing landgrant universities today.

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