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Farming Systems

Research addressing major themes and innovative practices in Midwest agriculture.

On Farm Systems


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Training, research, publications, and more about organic agriculture.

Explore Organic Agriculture
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Soil health

Corn plants growing out of soil

Training, research, publications, and more about soil health.

Explore Soil Health
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Ways to provide grassland that is suitable for pasture.

Explore Grazing

Cover crops

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Plants that are planted to cover the soil rather than for the purpose of being harvested.

Cover Crops
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Perennial Food Crops

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Types of crops that can be harvested year-after-year.

Explore Perennial Food Crops
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Farm Viability

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How to maintain soil health and crops and bring a host of other benefits to your farm.

Explore Farm Viability

Farm and Food System Labor

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How to understand how farmers can better anticipate the amount and type of labor needed to attain their goals.

Farm and Food System Labor
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Beginning Farmer Training

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Opportunities for motivated individuals to educate themselves about pasture-based dairy and livestock farming.

Beginning Farmer Training


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Publications and other resources