Transforming Agriculture, Perennially

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The Land Institute, Kansas Mecca For Environmentalists, Poised For Major Change

Publication: KCUR, Central Standard

Author: Frank Morris

Salina, Kansas, may seem an unlikely Mecca for environmental activists, but it is thanks to the Land Institute.

The Land Institute started with the bold idea that for farming to work long-term, farmers have to reverse a fundamental mistake they made 10,000 years ago when they started growing crops that have to be planted annually.

Now, after four decades developing alternative ways of raising grain, the leader and funder of the Land Institute, Wes Jackson, is stepping down – just as the scientific research going on there is ramping up.

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