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U.S. Dairy Forage Research Center webinar: Agronomy’s Randy Jackson on the Grassland 2.0 project – May 5

“Can we design and promote agriculture that cares for people?”
Randy Jackson
Campbell-Bascom Professor of Grassland Ecology Department of Agronomy
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Wednesday, May 5 at 3 p.m. CDT
Connection details:
https://www.zoomgov.com/j/16141396271
646-828-7666; ID: 161 4139 6271

Abstract:
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.