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  • cchange

    C-CHANGE: Consortium for Coupled Human And Naturally reGenerative Enterprises

    C-CHANGE is an Iowa State University Presidential Interdisciplinary Research Initiative focused on building science-based partnerships for meeting 21st century challenges and opportunities in agriculture, technology, and innovation. C-CHANGE faculty and staff work across the university and with farmers, communities, businesses, and other organizations to create practical, science-based solutions for seeing change in agriculture

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    PEWI: People in Ecosystems - Watershed Integration

    PEWI is an online tool designed to provide a scientific platform for teaching, discussing, and evaluating agricultural watershed management. PEWI encourages users to think through the complexity of social-ecological systems and their associated trade-offs, and build comprehensive understanding of system outputs and outcomes at multiple scales.

  • strips

    STRIPS: Science-based Trials of Rowcrops Integrated with Prairie Strips

    The STRIPS team pioneered field application of prairie strips as a farmland conservation practice. Farmers and farmland owners can now receive funding through the USDA Conservation Reserve Program to establish prairie strips on their farms.

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    Horizon II Climate-Smart Commodities Project

    The goal of the Horizon II Climate-smart Commodities Project is to pilot and demonstrate how farmers can get environmental credit compensation and renewable energy revenue by harvesting prairie and winter crop biomass. Horizon II is a partnership of 13 public and private entities led by Roeslein Alternative Energy (RAE) and funded by a grant from USDA’s Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities program.