University of Minnesota Helping Farmers Adapt to Changing Growing Conditions
The University of Minnesota highlighted ways in which it is helping farmers adapt to challenging and changing growing conditions. Regional Sustainable Development Partnerships (RSPD) is connecting farmers and communities to U of M research on sustainability projects that grow economic development around Greater Minnesota, including high tunnels and deep winter greenhouses. RSPD is also connecting farmers to rural groceries and expanding markets for hardier crops like grains and hazelnuts. In addition, the University’s Research and Outreach Centers are involved in helping farmers be more sustainable and in conducting climate-adaptive crop research.