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Farming Systems

Research addressing major themes and innovative practices in Midwest agriculture.

On Farm Systems


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Research, learning, tools and more about organic agriculture.

Explore Organic Agriculture
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Soil Health

Corn plants growing out of soil

Research, learning, tools and more about soil health.

Explore Soil Health
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Four cows grazing

Ways to provide grassland that is suitable for pasture for dairy cows and other animals.

Explore Grazing

Cover Crops

Roller crimped buckwheat

Plants that cover protect the soil from wind and water erosion.

Cover Crops
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Perennial Food Crops

Ripe Apples in Orchard ready for harvesting

Food crops that can be harvested year-after-year.

Explore Perennial Food Crops
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Farm Viability

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Ways to make farming profitable.

Explore Farm Viability

Farm and Food System Labor

farmer talking to two other farmers

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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Learning About Farming and Food Systems

three farmers asking questions

Opportunities for motivated individuals to educate themselves.

Learning Opportunities
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Publications and Other Resources