Transforming Agriculture, Perennially
  • Land Institute Perennial & Annual Roots, Photo Credit: Jim Richardson

    10,000 Years of Agriculture

    Humans have been producing food using the same paradigm for 10,000 years. But the burden of a growing population and the impacts of an industrial approach to farming threaten the entire enterprise. We are working toward a solution.

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Silphium Sunflower Heads

Natural Systems Agriculture

We believe there’s a solution to the challenges of agriculture. We call it Natural Systems Agriculture, and it’s what we do.

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Sorghum Plant Heads

Perennial Crops

Natural ecosystems feature perennial plants. So does our approach to regenerative agriculture.

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Ecological Intensification Intercropping

Ecological Intensification

Sunlight. Water. Soil. Microbes. Plants. People. The Land Institute brings them all together for sustainable farming.

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Wes Jackson at 2016 Quivira Conference

For more information and online registration, click here.

November 9, 2016 | All Day
Embassy Suites Hotel

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Unbroken Ground Documentary Film

Kernza® Featured in Unbroken Ground Film from Patagonia Provisions

By now you’ve probably heard the news that Patagonia Provisions is using our signature Kernza® perennial grain in a new beer called Long Root Ale. Long Root Ale is the first widely available beverage made with…

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Scientific Publications

Abstract: Annual-based arable agroecosystems experience among the greatest frequency, extent and magnitude of disturbance regimes of all terrestrial ecosystems. In order to control non-crop vegetation, farmers implement tillage practices and/or…

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Abstract: In the interest of diversifying the global food system, improving human nutrition, and making agriculture more sustainable, there have been many proposals to domesticate wild plants or complete the…

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Abstract: When developed, perennial grain sorghum could provide an opportunity for more ecologically sound food production. In 2002, we initiated a perennial sorghum breeding program, using Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench…

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