AREAS OF IMPACT

Who We Are


The Land-Grant University system is a uniquely American institution and has operated successfully for more than a century. This website documents and demonstrates the collective and individual impacts of this national system of joint teaching, research, and extension institutions. Members of the general public can learn more about the public value of Land-Grant Universities. Authorized employees of Land-Grant institutions can also access the database, which allows them to create impact statements and view/edit benchmarking data for their institution.

Creating Great Impact Statements

Since the research, education and Extension work is publicly supported, we have an obligation to report a measurable difference each program makes or can potentially make.  A well-written impact statement shows public accountability, your response to an issue and collaboration. It can be a tracking system for your project, offer a brief update, show return on investment and support future funding requests.  Impact statements fulfill state and federal reporting needs.


March 2019

Lessons on parenting matters reduce foster care costs

Lessons on parenting matters reduce foster care costs Family With Teenage Children Eating Meal In Kitchen Thousands of children die from abuse or neglect in the U.S. each year. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there were 683,000 victims of child abuse and neglect reported to child protective services in 2015. Over a lifetime, responding to child abuse and neglect costs local governments and healthcare providers billions. Research shows child abuse and neglect can be prevented through parent [...]

Online game balances differing land uses

Online game balances differing land uses An online educational game introduces high school students to land-use concepts that balance agricultural production with environmental impacts. The game, developed by Iowa researchers, encourages young people to apply that knowledge when they become responsible for making decisions in farming operations or community planning. People in Ecosystems Watershed Integration, also known as PEWI, https://www.nrem.iastate.edu/pewi/, is a watershed-scale simulator or educational “what-if” game. It includes features to make it useful to students and instructors seeking to understand land-use [...]

Pecans weather Hurricane Michael

Pecans weather Hurricane Michael Uprooted pecan trees due to Hurricane Michael.By Clint Thompson10-11-18 Hurricane Michael passed directly through the heart of Georgia’s pecan producing region, the top pecan-growing area in the nation. University of Georgia experts estimate the state lost 17% of its pecan acreage, or a loss of around 741,285 trees on more than 27,000 acres. The loss to the 2018 crop is valued at $200 million and, combined with the total loss of trees, a $560 million hit to [...]