Chapter 1: Learning Objectives


Students will be able to:

  1. Explain challenges facing Midwestern farmers.
  2. Define and explain the prairie STRIPS project.
  3. Explain the agronomic benefits of prairie strips.
  4. Recommend key features of prairie strip designs.
  5. Identify prairie plant species and the characteristics which make them useful in achieving conservation.
  6. Describe considerations and procedures for appropriate prairie strip installation and establishment.
  7. Explain prairie strip maintenance procedures from installation through establishment.
  8. Estimate costs associated with prairie strips.
  9. Identify potential means to reduce the overall cost of prairie strips.
  10. Describe considerations for social engagement and providing effective consultation


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