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The Diverse Corn Belt project is seeking farmer input through focus groups and allowing in-field research. This is a multidisciplinary project exploring alternative crops, longer rotations, integrating livestock and perennials that could help increase resilience in Midwest agriculture. The Diverse Corn Belt project is funded by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture through an Agriculture and Food Research Initiative competitive grant. Members of the research team represent land-grant institutions, federal agencies, and non-profit organizations....

Related ATTRA resource: Livestock and Crops The SARE grant project "Match Made In Heaven: Livestock + Crops" has released a new infographic depicting integration of livestock and crops. It's available online, with space for customization. Project organizers say they hope it will be shared widely. "Match Made In Heaven: Livestock + Crops" is a three-year, six-state collaboration led by Green Lands Blue Waters that currently includes more than 50 participating organizations across six Upper Midwestern states....

Related ATTRA Video: Integrating Livestock into Crop Production Project: Montana State University Research The Midwest Perennial Forage Working Group was awarded a NCR- SARE Research & Education grant for its proposed project, "Match Made in Heaven: Livestock + Crops." The project will survey producers in six Midwestern states about the opportunities and barriers related to integration or re-integration of livestock and crop production with the goal of identifying strategies to capture the environmental, economic, and social benefits of diverse crop rotations and integrated systems. The three-year project will create opportunities for farmers to speak about their interests, challenges, and needs, and allow...