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Media Coverage

Over the years, The Land Institute has been recognized in popular media coverage as a thought leader on a wide range of issues including agriculture, sustainability, culture, and more.  More recently our perennial crop breeding and ecological intensification research are garnering coverage, and the newly formed ecosphere studies program is attracting attention.  Feel free to peruse this chronological list of articles, or review the articles on a specific topic using the category filters.

If you’re looking for a list of Land Institute researchers’ articles in scholarly journals, visit our Scientific Publications page.

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Publication: High Plains Journal

Author: David Murray

No one appreciates nature’s timelines better than Lee DeHaan, director of crop improvement and the lead scientist for the Kernza domestication program at The Land Institute in Salina, Kansas. Kernza…

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Publication: Star Tribune

Author: Patrick Condon

Anne Schwagerl, her husband and his parents farm rye, oats and barley on 780 acres near Browns Valley in western Minnesota. This year they’ll harvest a new crop for the…

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Publication: Rock Chalk Review

Author: Steven HIll

Wes Jackson recalls the Topeka farm where he was born, in 1936, as “an agricultural paradise, with an abundance of plants for food, for flower gardens, for beauty.” In that…

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Publication: The Farmer

Author: A-Frame Farm

Farmers and others interested in learning the latest research about Kernza are invited to a field day at Carmen Fernholz’s A-Frame Farm in Madison, Minn. Fernholz will be joined by…

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Publication: India Education Diary

Author: Iednewsdesk

A soil scientist from RUDN University found out that plants with deep root systems promote the storage of organic carbon in the soil. This, in turn, can help reduce the…

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Publication: Kansas Public Radio

Author: Rex Buchanan

When I’m in environmental circles outside of Kansas, I sometimes meet people who know only one environmentalist from here: Wes Jackson. Wes is the founder of the Land Institute outside…

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Publication: Salina Post

Salina Arts & Humanities today revealed the 2021 Smoky Hill River Festival print. Smoky Hill Prairie Haunts, created by Kansas City interdisciplinary artist Rena Detrixhe, had its beginnings in 2020…

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Publication: Powell Tribune

As eastern Wyoming farmers nosed their tractors into fields this spring, some pulled drills planting a new variety of intermediate wheatgrass. The hope is that the crop can negate Wyoming’s…

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Publication: River Falls Journal

Author: Steve Gardiner

When Colin Cureton asked members of the Upper Lake Pepin Boat Tour, sponsored by the Lake Pepin Legacy Alliance on June 12 what the No. 1 agricultural export from Minnesota…

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Publication: KOSU NPR

Author: Brian Grimmett

Ebony Murell and a few interns meticulously sort 99 kinds of silphium. It’s a wild relative to a sunflower. And the biologists at The Land Institute — an outfit devoted to finding…

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Publication: Yahoo!Life

Author: Jonathan Kauffman

A few years ago, Birgit Cameron visited The Land Institute in Kansas to talk with founder Wes Jackson about a special grain called Kernza that the agricultural nonprofit was breeding. A cousin…

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Publication: Discover Magazine

Author: Nathaniel Scharping

In Kansas, a small team of scientists is working on what they hope will be the grain of the future. To the untrained eye, the long-stemmed, seed-topped wheatgrass looks quite…

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