“Can we design and promote agriculture that cares for people?”
Campbell-Bascom Professor of Grassland Ecology Department of Agronomy
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Wednesday, May 5 at 3 p.m. CDT
646-828-7666; ID: 161 4139 6271
Grassland 2.0 is a USDA-funded project whose goal is developing an agroecological transformation plan for livestock agriculture of the North Central US. The proposed transformation focuses on systems — shaped in the image of the tallgrass prairie — that provide for our wants and needs while building soil, closing nutrient cycles, and promoting biodiversity. We suggest that our wants and needs include a distributed farmscape of profitable, diverse farms that support thriving, vital rural communities and economies, while promoting soil health, cleaning water, reducing floods, and supporting game, wildlife, and other recreation.