Transforming Agriculture, Perennially
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    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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Perennial Crops

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

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Ecological Intensification

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

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Ecosphere Studies

Changing the way we think about the world and our place in it, through educational and cultural projects.

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Events

Prairie Festival 2020 Cancelled – Stay Tuned For Important Perennial Ag Announcement

Prairie Festival 2020 has been cancelled amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, but please stay tuned for details of an online event this fall - a major announcement that will help shape the next 40 years of food and agriculture.

September 25, 2020 | All Day

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News

From the Board: Leadership Transition Announcement

Fred Iutzi has stepped down as president of The Land Institute, effective July 1, 2020. The board of The Land Institute would like to recognize the tremendous accomplishments that Fred has achieved for the entire…

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Scientific Publications

Perennial polyculture cropping systems are a novel agroecological approach used to mirror some of the ecological benefits provided by native perennial ecosystems including increased carbon and nitrogen storage, more stable…

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Western European agriculture is largely defined by the high level of productivity of its cereal grain production. Such productivity is largely a result of farm specialization and intensification. This approach…

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Abstract Allohexaploid (2n = 6x = 42) intermediate wheatgrass (Thinopyrum intermedium), abbreviated IWG, is an outcrossing perennial grass belonging to the tertiary gene pool of wheat. Perenniality would be valuable option for grain production,…

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