pablos field demonstration
Looking at crops in green house
Crab apples on tree
Monarch butterfly on flower
the three partnerships of SBC

About the SBC

The SBC is an interdisciplinary umbrella that brings together experts at the University of Minnesota to solve challenges to plant health that impact global food production and ecosystem health.

SBC Priority Areas

working on plants

The SBC facilitates multi-disciplinary, sustainable plant health research, education and outreach activities that have global impacts. Discover the activities that the SBC is currently involved with.

9 Billion and Counting Speaker Series

9 billion and counting logo.

CFANS is supporting the Stakman-Borlaug Center with the creation of the "9 Billion and Counting speaker series" that will foster cross-cultural communication and engagement between our CFANS community and the many visitors that are a part of our broad international community. Learn more about the series >>


Lab work on plants

The SBC unites plant health experts from the University of Minnesota, other institutions, agri-industries and stakeholder groups to find durable, environmentally-friendly solutions to plant health challenges. See our partners >>