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Sun Grant Initiative

Sun Grant Initiative Mission Statement

Through research, production and commercialization of renewable, biobased energy technologies, the Sun Grant Initiative aims to enhance national energy security; provide opportunities for rural economic development in America's traditional agricultural communities; promote environmentally sustainable and diversified production opportunities for agricultural and forestry resources; and encourage further bioenergy research collaboration between government agencies and land-grant colleges and universities.


National Sun Grant Association

PO Box 15574
Washington, DC 20003
202-449-5644

Dr. Tim G. Rials
Chairman, Sun Grant Association

South Dakota State University
Morrill Hall 200, Box 2201
Brookings, SD 57007
605-688-5642

Dr. Stephen Gent
Director, North Central Regional Sun Grant Center
Email Dr. Gent

Dr. Daniel Scholl
Vice President for Research and Economic Development
Email Dr. Scholl

Dr. Dianne Nagy 
Interim Associate Vice President for Research Assurance and Sponsored Programs
Email Dr. Nagy

Pennsylvania State University
225 Agricultural Engineering 
University Park, PA 16802
607-255-554

Oklahoma State University
215 Agricultural Hall 
Stillwater, OK 74078

University of Tennessee - Knoxville
2506 Jacob Dr
Knoxville, TN 37996-4570
865-974-7370

Oregon State University
138 Strand Hall
Corvallis, OR 97331
541-737-4251