Summer Hours Through August 9, Lincoln is open Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and closed on Fridays. 
Lincoln University of Missouri student worker for Cooperative Research displays a prawn, an animal of study under the aquaculture program and animal science initiatives.

Cooperative Research

Welcome to Lincoln University Cooperative Research (LUCR), a proud division of our 1890 land-grant institution, supported by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the State of Missouri. At LUCR, our mission is clear: enhance the quality of life for diverse, limited-resource communities across Missouri — and the nation as a whole — through pivotal food and agriculture research.

Aligned with the USDA’s priority research areas, LUCR is dedicated to delivering high-quality research that tackles the most pressing and emerging issues in science and agriculture today. Our goal is to forge sustainable solutions that benefit all. We foster an environment of excellence and innovation by seamlessly integrating education, research and extension services.


Animal Science

Sheep studied through Lincoln University of Missouri Cooperative Research Animal Science program
  • Animal Physiology
  • Animal Reproduction
  • Aquaculture
  • Livestock Grazing Systems
  • Poultry

Environmental Science

Weather station at Lincoln University research farm, part of the USDA-funded climate initiative monitoring precipitation, air temperature, relative humidity, solar radiation, wind speed and direction, soil temperature, and soil moisture.
  • Ecological Risks
  • Geospatial Information Science (GIS)
  • Global Positioning System (GPS)
  • Watershed Management

Food Safety

Beakers arranged in a biology lab, used for experiments and measurements
  • Pathogen Control
  • Sensor Detection
  • Water Safety

Natural Resources

Soil test kit at Lincoln University of Missouri, Cooperative Research, Natural Resources
  • Agroforestry
  • Biorenewable Energy & Technology
  • Cover Crops
  • Silvopasture
  • Soil Health

Plant Science

Example of a hydroponic system used for growing plants without soil within Cooperative Research.
  • Industrial Hemp
  • Integrated Pest Management (IPM)
  • Plant Genomics
  • Plant Pathology
  • Quinoa
  • Sustainable Hydroponics

Social Economics

Jars of fruit jelly, showcasing value-added products for sale, a major initiative within Cooperative Research.
  • Agricultural Economics
  • Natural Resources Economics
  • Value-Added Product Marketing

Become a Partner

Lincoln University's Collaborative Research (LUCR) is actively seeking collaborators for multi-institution, multi-state, extramurally funded projects. By partnering with federal and state agencies, other academic institutions and the private sector, we aim to enhance our research capacity and more effectively serve the residents of Missouri and the nation. If you are interested in collaborating or have any questions about our programs, please contact LUCR Director Dr. John Yang (see below). We believe that, through cooperation, we can strengthen Lincoln University's impact and outreach.

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Contact Us

Dr. John Yang
Associate Director of Research 
Phone: (573) 681-5383

Marie Belfiore
Administrative Assistant
Room 107 Foster Hall
Jefferson City, MO 65101
Phone: (573) 681-5967
Fax: (573) 681-5955