Prairie Research Institute

15 Years.
15 Stories.

To celebrate our 15th anniversary, we’ll be writing 15 stories about PRI’s collaborative research that impacts the lives of the people of Illinois—and beyond—every day.

Sustainable Economy


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Cultivating Innovation

The Intersection of Geography, Climate, and Agricultural Research in Illinois

Full Storyabout Cultivating Innovation
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Preventing Roadblocks

PRI Keeps Illinois on the Straight and Narrow

Full Storyabout Preventing Roadblocks

Propelling Innovation

PRI and Illinois’ Industrial Evolution

Full Storyabout Propelling Innovation

Evolving Energy

From Coal to Critical Minerals

Full Storyabout Evolving Energy
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